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Old 04-09-2008, 11:38 AM   #11
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Well, then there's only two choices they have available to them to be "different":

*The "Perfect" racing engine - a 75deg V-4 configuration.

*The other "Perfect" engine - a Gnome Rotary Monosoupape.

I say, go for the rotary - even solitary Soup Ape's need a job.............
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Old 04-09-2008, 12:04 PM   #12
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Why is it that nobody has tried a V6 in a bike? If they can try a flat six, and an inline six, then the V6 sould be cake. I bet it would make a nice motor configuration for a bike.
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Old 04-09-2008, 12:32 PM   #13
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I think sticking with the cruisers and branching off into a Sport Touring line would work.
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Old 04-09-2008, 01:22 PM   #14
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Some different v6 arrangements:

Lazareth Roadster V6 - The Kneeslider

1997 Kannon V6 Rocket Automatic Motorcycle

Laverda V6 concept, prototype, spy shots
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Old 04-09-2008, 01:58 PM   #15
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With thoughts like that, no wonder you are in the boiler business!
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Old 04-09-2008, 02:45 PM   #16
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Why is it that nobody has tried a V6 in a bike? If they can try a flat six, and an inline six, then the V6 sould be cake. I bet it would make a nice motor configuration for a bike.
I believe it's because the problem is uneven firing-orders = weird vibes, and even "tuned" V-6's sound like crap.
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With thoughts like that, no wonder you are in the boiler business!

Works just as good today as it did in 1880......
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Old 04-09-2008, 03:58 PM   #18
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even "tuned" V-6's sound like crap.
No they don't.
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Old 04-09-2008, 04:19 PM   #19
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No they don't.
Yes, they do. Nyah nyah nyah.

I've heard those V-6 Mustangs and Prowlers with loud exhausts. They really do suck. So there.

They should fit Wright R-1830s into cars. Now that would sound great! Especially if they kept the black powder starters. Yeeehaw!
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