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Old 06-23-2006, 09:57 AM   #21
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Default Re: V-Twin Engine: How Big Can It Get?

<a href="http://thekneeslider.com/archives/2006/05/10/radial-engine-powered-motorcycle/">
Here is one</a>


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Old 06-23-2006, 10:02 AM   #22
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Default Re: V-Twin Engine: How Big Can It Get?

I Know engines are getting bigger but check out The Wartsila-Sulzer diesel engine. Check out the HP & Torque ratings. Be sure to scroll down to see pics.



See it here



http://www.bath.ac.uk/~ccsshb/12cyl/
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Old 06-23-2006, 10:05 AM   #23
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Yep. Here's a (hopefully) convenient table:

Bore x Stroke Table


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Old 06-23-2006, 10:06 AM   #24
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Old 06-23-2006, 10:08 AM   #25
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Default Re: V-Twin Engine: How Big Can It Get?

Wait? They're still making V-twins?! I thought we were told about 3 years ago that the death of the V-twin is a day or two away.



Someone should really tell Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Ducati, Yamaha and Harley that they should halt production ASAP!

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Old 06-23-2006, 10:15 AM   #26
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Wow...imagine the performance of a big twin diesel...I can't wait.
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Old 06-23-2006, 10:38 AM   #27
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Yeah, see:



Bore x Stroke Table



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Old 06-23-2006, 10:49 AM   #28
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Default Re: V-Twin Engine: How Big Can It Get?

I know/assume people are making tongue-in-cheek remarks regarding a V-twin diesel but wait a minute. Diesels have loads of torque and isn't that what cruisers are suppposed to be all about. And what if it was a diesel. What would a V-twin diesel sound like at the tailpipe?



Alright, so seriously now. What is Honda up to? Anyone know anything more concrete? I keep hearing that Honda is getting ready to announce a bunch of "new" bikes since they've been quiet for so long.



How about some "real" new possibilities. I would like a Valkyrie with the "new" 1800 and fuel-injected and not costing 25 large like the Rune. Any possibility they will try something new in cruiserdom like a V4 or V6?



Surely somebody out there knows something!
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Old 06-23-2006, 11:03 AM   #29
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Yes. With a bore x stroke of 5.75" x 6", the displacement of a V-twin would be 311.6 cubic inches or 5.1L.
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Old 06-23-2006, 11:08 AM   #30
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at some point the thing is just too unwieldy to ride/ live with every day, don't you think? The power is fun but getting in and out of your garage gets old with an 800 lb bike alla time. Like Yamaha tried a bigger version of new Roadlinder before deciding not quite so big was actually a better all around machine.

Lots of people complain that Vulcan 2000 is cool and fast, but just too big...
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