Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Saint Cloud, Minnesota, USA
TO the honda guys:
have you ever given consideration to using a horizontally opposed 4 and mounting it with the cylinders in the vertical plane.
If theres enough room it would have a lot of advantages; mass centralization, narrow width at rider, cornering clearance, still a horizontally opposed multi
re room it looks like it would fit if you used a humped up tank design like so many of the newer bikes to cover the upper cyl pair. Also tranny would be offset below the crank center to lower the center of mass. Fuel injection/electronics could be located over the tranny.
might have to get creative with exhaust routing.
oiling for the lower cyl pair might be a challenge, also seepage into lowers when parked.
2003 GL1800, 05 FJR1300, 1998 TL1000R, 2003 1978 KZ750