Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Saint Cloud, Minnesota, USA
The opposed cyl engine config has a significant advantage in keeping the engine heat away from the rider. I HATE riding on really hot days and the wing (with air wings) is the most comfortable touring bike on a hot day.
that said, a 4 cytl opposed would be plenty of motor, cheaper, and lighter than a six.
if you are old enough you might remember when the gL1000 1st came out the dealers would put a nickel on it's side on the gas tank and rev the engine without having the nickel fall over. thats smooth enough for me ....
2003 GL1800, 05 FJR1300, 1998 TL1000R, 2003 1978 KZ750