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Joe_Momma 04-12-2001 04:15 AM

Re: Hmmm
 
It says: One fast ass bike, but still not as fast as the NSR, just yet, in early testing. Gives a description, can't read all of it.

Joe_Momma 04-12-2001 04:21 AM

Re: Honda RC211V V-5 Pictures
 
That would be true if all five cylinders are all the same size, but that hasn't been disclosed yet. The way I have been hearing it, it makes power like a twin (front three firing at once, rear two at another interval), but with the amount of cylinders on the front, the engine would be out of balance so either there is a balancer for this or the two rear cylinders are larger each than the front three, hence the size may be 825 but I ain't no engine engineer. The reason they say it makes power like a twin is because it sounds like one, so the power pulses are spread further out than yamaha's screaming engine I heard in the video.

NickdaBrick 04-12-2001 04:29 AM

Re: Honda RC211V V-5 Pictures
 
There's something I don't quite understand. This is a prototype bike. It is not (exactly) being exhibited publicly; rather, it is undergoing testing. Complex as it is, even moto-giant Honda faces a monumental task in shaking out the bugs, making the pieces work together, and getting the bike to perform at a competitive level.





So why is it already covered in sponsorship logos?






hamatsu 04-12-2001 06:22 AM

Re: Honda RC211V V-5 Pictures
 
Is it just me, my imagination, or residual effects of drugs from the 70's. Does anyone else notice that the bottom of the fairing is HUGE ? Looks like piping on the leftside snaking it's way through there but from the size of it, they could fit a turbine in there. Lots of room for 5 pipes maybe ? The subframe is also larger than normal in the first pic but I can't see any radiators in there. It just looks larger and shorter. Probably just to support the tail section. Man, I can't wait till next year's GP's !!!

Joe_Momma 04-12-2001 07:38 AM

Re: Honda RC211V V-5 Pictures
 
What you know about cannon plugs?

Fausto1 04-12-2001 07:44 AM

Re: Honda RC211V V-5 Pictures
 
I second this opinion as to what the silver box thingy is (an ECM housing, that is). There's a photo on motorcyclenews.com that clearly shows no finning or grill that would indicate it was some kind of radiator. Just a solid metal box. There doesn't appear to be much else inside the tail aside from the subframe.



PS- bravo to all posts thus far for being on topic and well thought out. very refreshing.

torresmr 04-12-2001 08:17 AM

Re: Hmmm
 


Thanks...

torresmr 04-12-2001 08:26 AM

Re: Honda RC211V V-5 Pictures
 


Thanks...

dexman 04-12-2001 09:12 AM

Re: Honda RC211V V-5 Pictures
 
Thanx for the link! The bike looks and sounds great blazing around Phillip Island. Now if only Yamaha would let David Jeffries race it on the Isle of Man. Imagine that machine Screaming across the Mountain! Makes me drool....

dexman 04-12-2001 09:37 AM

RC 211v Rear end pics
 
Here is a great rear shot of the area under the seat. I have no idea what the metal box under the seat is but maybe someone else might be able to figure it out. http://www.motorcyclenews.com/conten...s/01071120.jpg


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