I can see the cooling issue as well, but wonder if an opposed v-twin with a 3rd cylinder on top (or bottom...) would work?Delmustator said:The Honda looks like it may be sporting a version of the V45/V65 motor. I like the exhaust too.
No thanks on the tri-cylinder bike. I can see some cooling issues with the rear cylinder on that bike. Front two get all the cooling and the rear gets to roast...
you're right about that. the honda is attractive too. :bigthumbsup:sledzep01 said:The Honda looks cool. ...
I think it would be great for our sport. It would let many more people enjoy riding and that could only help
our sport in regards to laws and how we are treated in general.
Chain drive is the norm for "high power" applications. Look at most sport bikes and drag bikes...frankie a. said:Beautiful high tech bike with a chain drive ? ! ! ! !Â :Â What's up with that ? ! ! !Â Â
Exactly why I used the term "looks more sporting". Honda's Silverwing scooter has a 582cc engine already. The DN-01 would offer the Honda, Suzuki and Aprilia scooter owners a choice that looks more in line with sport bikes and yet keeps the power, weight and functionality they are familiar with now.DHandyman said:680cc? They already got scooters with engines half that size and larger don't they? Sounds like they're actually just scaling up cause unless that comes with factory nitrous and supercharger / turbo I dont think its going to be too "sporty".
I understand race bikes use chains for the horsepower gainsÂ . . but for street riding you can't beat the reliability and low maintenance of the shaft.Â IMO . .Â Honda would be making a mistake if they market this bike with chain drive.ÂM109R Fan said:Chain drive is the norm for "high power" applications. Look at most sport bikes and drag bikes...
It also accentuates the blend between cruiser and sport bike... I like it... I love the overall concept and find it to have a lot of similarities with the M109R...Â Â Â :bigthumbsup: :doorag: :super: