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Some Motorcycle Patents & What We Might Be Getting

Discussion in 'Bike Reviews, Questions and Suggestions' started by Wayned, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Front and centre is a Honda patent showing a diagram of a 90 degree V-twin, but also everyone seems keen on getting variable valve timing into their bikes.

    From HFL -

    The rest - http://hellforleathermagazine.com/2013/01/what-patents-can-tell-us-about-your-next-motorcycle/
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  2. i got all excited reading through parts of it...then realised "you have no fcuking idea what any of this means chris" and gave up...*shrugs*
  3. I saw what looks like a new Honda V-twin and didn't care nearly so much about the rest.
  4. #4 Rainbow7, Jan 8, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2013
    They should just save their R&D budgets and simply build large-displacement bikes. I love my VFR but the (ersatz) VTEC is no substitute for another 200cc of engine capacity.
  5. Had a bit of a chuckle when they claim the Yamaha valve mechanism was light weight. Seems to add a fair bit to engine height too.

    The honda one looks scarily complicated too.
  6. Time to predict the future. You heard it here first.

    1. Honda v4 superbike. 2 stage pricing like s1000rr only better than the kraut garb

    2. Yamaha triple r1. Still crossplane torque monster

    3. Panigale R $70k bike not wanting anything

    The rest i couldnt give a crap about
  7. V-twin honda will probable be a cruiser or weird hybrid thing like the DN-01