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Old 08-01-2003, 03:53 AM   #41
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Default Re: 200-inch Baby-Block Chevy-Engined Motorcycle!

I think the point of the article was to compare two vehicles that an average person could actually purchase; not exotic race hardware.
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Old 08-01-2003, 06:58 AM   #42
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Default Cars V8 / Bikes V4 /Mazda Rotary

Just take the 1200 V4 Yamaha made, make it 1800 and you can have all the power you've got the nerve to twist the throttle for, and it fits, and it won't cost 2 arms and a leg. Remember those Mazda rotary engines? One thing I remember is small displacement, and was able to produce lots o power. Especially when you added turbo. Not real good on gas though.
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Old 08-01-2003, 07:05 AM   #43
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Default Re: ...unlike those 180-mph crotch rockets?

sigh...as usual, you don't get it.
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Old 08-01-2003, 07:13 AM   #44
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Default Re: 200-inch Baby-Block Chevy-Engined Motorcycle!

most of those same magazines hold it in high regard in the 'bang for your buck' category because it will do almost as good as every other sports car that costs well over twice as much. they also rate it as that because it's freakin fun to slide a car through corners on sheer torque. you aren't going to turn good track times doing it but it's fun.

the same could be said for cruisers. they don't handle near as well as a sport bike but can be fun for rolling at 20 mph and, without clutching, smoke the back tire. it's about fun and whatever your version is works for me.

on a side note for the kpaul wannabe....
"A hiyabusa from 3k RPM (idle, basically) and up is producing 80 ft/lbs of torque. The myth that I4s are not "Torquey" is bull*****"

yes, it is but at your definition of 'idle' cruisers are halfway through the rev range and producing that much torque at half the rpms. we all know which is faster...but which is more fun on the street? that is subjective.

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Old 08-01-2003, 08:30 AM   #45
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Default Re: Uhh, ain't that a V-max?

A 200 CI Vmax? Sounds cool to me.

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Old 08-01-2003, 08:32 AM   #46
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Default Re: One Word...Torque

My FJR1300 and I agree.. Now about 150Lb/Ft...what makes that at 2000 rpm?
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Old 08-01-2003, 10:25 AM   #47
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Default Re: 200-inch Baby-Block Chevy-Engined Motorcycle!

I'm just curious, but with this ammount of torque and with the layout of the engine (horizontal) wouldn't blipping the throttle toss the bick left or right just due to the torque?



you know those big block (and some small block) cars when they rev, the whole car twitches to the left... this would be bad on a motorcycle no?... Sounds dangerous to me.. lol



I'll take a 250 ninja instead



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Old 08-01-2003, 03:48 PM   #48
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Default Re: 200-inch Baby-Block Chevy-Engined Motorcycle!

From what I have seen of Boss Hosses they do lurch a bit to the left at idle when you give it a good blip. It's a troque reaction to accelerating a heavy crank. That could be a problem in a tight left with stuff dragging on the ground. I dont think a 200CI V4 is gonna be in a sportbike anyway.

I bet if you watch the crank weight it wouldnt be a problem. For what I know those Hoss motors are straight out of your daddy's pickup with heavy cranks designed to keep the motor running smooth with all manner of accesories belted to it.



... of course you could mount it across the frame like a VF(R).
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Old 08-01-2003, 04:42 PM   #49
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Well that depends on how much testosterone is still flowing in your veins.
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Old 08-01-2003, 05:03 PM   #50
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Yes, and in both cases pushrods are mandated to keep costs down.
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