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post #21 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-22-2012, 09:27 AM
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Honda could easily make the engine physically smaller while retaining the same displacement or even making more displacement.
They can do that by using pistons from engines they've made in the past. Those from the 450 and 500 twins.
Four 450cc pistons in a four cylinder boxer engine make 1800cc's.
Four 500cc pistons in the same engine make 2000cc.
Shorter engine also means more foot/leg room. Which a lot of us would like to have.

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The flat six is unique but I don't see any reason to fixate on it. I want power and torque, don't care about displacement per se. Honda certainly has the technological chops to make a blown 1400 that outperforms the 1800. Electronic engine management to keep the torque "curve" flat like the 1800 instead of peaky like some of the sport tour bikes with inline fours. If the engine is smaller and lighter the whole bike could be lighter; I love my wing but would be happy to shed a couple hundred pounds. Then add it all back with electronic doodads! Standard ABS, give up on the lame nav system. Bluetooth, electric windshield, cruise, better airflow for hot days. Optional radio, like BMW (I seldom listen to mine - how much of the price is due to something I don't use and don't care about?) Better aerodynamics 1-up or 2-up will reduce buffeting, make a quieter ride and make it easier on gas for those that care.
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I agree with the original post that it would be interesting to see a 2000-2500cc modified v8 or in my view a V6 might be better than a V8. The V8 would definitely get a lot of talk from the Mags and Forums but probably not as effiicient as a V6.

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Why would you care if peaple from the mags and forums would be impesed with a v-8.
A v-4 would help the foot room some. even if you lifted the heads up with a small angle so your toe could slip under them.
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The 1832 is more than enough engine for me. I only wish they could route some of the engine heat up through a vent for winter riding.
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I personally wouldnt care if the mags and forums were impressed.. I said they would have a lot tot alk about and they would because it would be such an innovative idea of a V8 in a bike by Honda ..not Boss Hoss car motors. There are several v4's already ..we're ready for something different i.e.. v6..v8...done right I would love to have one.

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Silvercreek I agree.. the current 1832cc motor is absolutely enough motor for me too.. I guess I just like the engineering feats with motors like we are discussing...just plain cool.and the 1832cc motor is definitely a proven motor in reliablity ..I have 3 bikes..one is a 2004 Vulcan 2000cc and the Goldwing is by far supreme in so many ways...but I keep my 2000 because it is a great bike.

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I don't think we need a 2000cc bike but I do think we could use a 6th gear or spread out the current gears for better gas mileage

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I don't need a bigger motor, bigger means more thirst for gas.

I don't want to go back to 4 cylinders either. 6 cylinders is smooth, and an 1800cc 4 cylinder could never be as smooth as the current 6 cylinder motor.
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