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Old 12-20-2006, 06:13 AM   #41
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Default Re: One Racer's Opinion Regarding The Future Of AMA Superbike

Well kpaul is right on one thing... V-4s are the shiznit for a motorcycle engine.



The only thing holding 'em back is that they're more expensive to build. The Big 4 business model is to provide maximum value at a price point and the most inexpensive route to performance is the inline 4.



For that reason V-4s will remain fringe bikes...

Honda may continue their technological flagship the VFR, Aprilia and Ducati will sell very expensive V-4 ultra-bikes but the majority of superbikes will continue to be inline 4s.



P.S. The RC-30 and RC-45 are the coolest bikes Japan ever made or ever will make.

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Old 12-20-2006, 06:17 AM   #42
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"Why 800cc V-4s? (schizuki and pdad the ever clueless ones asked this question) Goto motogp.com and find the answer."



No, I'm really interested in what YOU think on this. Really - I am not being facetious in the least here.



"The first evidence that V-4 are going to dominate superbike comes from THE APRILIA V4 RACE MACHINE ENGINE "



Aprilia has had this engine in the works for at least 5 or 6 years now - this isn't something they just pulled out of their collective asses the day before yesterday. You might have seen it as early as '03, if not for all the turmoil they've been through in the last few years.



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Old 12-20-2006, 06:18 AM   #43
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V-4s are not inherently heavier. The VFR just happens to be heavy. If V-4s were inherently heavier why would they dominate motogp.. Seruzawa you say that I am crazy and a idiot ... But your statement 'bikes that are heavier in return for a narrower profile. " is really off the mark.
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Old 12-20-2006, 06:18 AM   #44
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There´s Royal Star also. I like V-4 in a cruiser. I has some weirdo V configuration sound, silky smooth delivery and looks good also from the left (exhaust on both sides). Should have more power though.



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Old 12-20-2006, 06:19 AM   #45
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OK, making cupholders is dumb.
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Old 12-20-2006, 06:20 AM   #46
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Plus they score a lot



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Old 12-20-2006, 06:20 AM   #47
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Clever.
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Old 12-20-2006, 06:22 AM   #48
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Nice use of facts/data.
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Old 12-20-2006, 06:25 AM   #49
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LOL That's better.. Hey Gabe we have a fast learner over here...
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Old 12-20-2006, 06:25 AM   #50
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I just like the fact that an engine that has yet to be fired in anger is the "first evidence" that V4s are going to "dominate."



Of course if the Aprilia is successful, all the Japanese will rush to copy it.
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