Proper bikes?

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Wobbly
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Re: Proper bikes?

Post by Wobbly » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:57 pm

Zombie Master wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:27 pm

How? :geek:
They have good engineering and manufacturing, the issue is in their dealership supply network. Dealers have been forced to take bikes apart to get parts. Obviously, this new twin represents a huge investment, all in hopes of capturing some piece of the US and European bike market.

It's going to be interesting to see if they can pull it off.
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Re: Proper bikes?

Post by Zombie Master » Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:22 pm

I see.
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Re: Proper bikes?

Post by Wobbly » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:34 am

There's a guy on Jay Leno's Garage who made a V-twin using the existing top ends off an RE Bullet. To build a nice twin cyl engine quickly, that to me seems like a safer way to go for several reasons. I would have canted the cylinders much further forward than he did, like the first Ducati twins, or the V-Strom... but that's just me. 180° and 360° vertical twins have so many inherent issues.

Heck, even a transverse BMW or Guzzi inspired twin, using the Bullet heads and cyls would have been safer. Ability to negotiate very narrow streets and parking spaces must have been an issue !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYzuqAX ... Pn&index=1
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