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Honda's OVAL piston motor

Discussion in 'Racing, Motorsports, and Track Days' at netrider.net.au started by hornet, Aug 24, 2005.

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  3. I've got one of the tiny spark plugs out of the factory racers that Malcom Campbell raced in the Swann Series.
     
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  4. Wanna sell it???
     
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  5. Yep Oval piston, 90 degree v-triple 2 stoke with DiTech & 8 ark-rods per pot....HEAVEN :)
     
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  6. I could be wrong here, but wasn't the RVF400 an oval piston jobbie?

    It's just that I've seen a few of them in the online classifieds lately... I think they might be heading the same way as the Spada...
     
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  7. Bugger!!!
     
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  8. Na, I'm waiting until the rest of the bikes come along ;-)
     
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  9. I hope you've got a confirmed delivery date in writing.....

    You could be waiting a while for that one... :D
     
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  10. I think the NR750's are still going for around 80k US!!!
     
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  11. What?! You mean the NR (Never Ready) 750 ?

    Oval piston, V four, four stroke :?
     
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  12. No I'm just quoting an 'experimental' design (theory) that a friend of mine came up with, he reckoned it would make the perfect motorcycle engine (light, powerful and very narrow). :D
     
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  13. What about the new Triumph 675 in the other thread? (says he, stirring the possum mightily) lol
     
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  14. One of the bosses who worked at Honda UK use to ride one to work. You wouldnt see it every day but every now and again I would see it riding down the M4 freeway. From memory I think 20 were sold in the UK at 37,000 pounds sterling ride away.
     
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  15. I also remember a bike mag did a article on one and the ignition key was a special addition thing that cost 200 pounds to replace if lost.
     
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  16. That's an inline triple isn't it, not a v-triple?
     
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  17. Yeah 'tis, but very very narrow, so lots of clearance, etc. Looks like a nice little motor.....
     
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  18. Kind of like any modern car *sigh*
     
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  19. and Saabs, where you stick it in the floor, jeez, does it have to be THAT different??
    (waits for flames from Vic!!)
     
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