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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-29-2011, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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RVF 1000? Rc60?

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For the street: rumor, speculation, and fantasy.
For racing: the RC213V 1000cc V4 MotoGP bike is a reality.
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The only people who have answers work at Honda. It would be a logical jump to try to mimic Ducati or even Aprilia or Yamaha with their motors making power low and high, but who knows if in these times they will fund such a project.
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One thing about a 90 deg V engine is perfect primary balance with no balance shaft needed.
An I-4, whether it's a single plane or cross-plane crank, still needs a balance shaft that requires energy to rotate.

The main disadvantage of the V layout is it makes the engine either tall or long depending on the V angle.
Also, once you change the V angle beyond 90 deg (plus or minus), you no longer have perfect primary balance, and now require a balance shaft.

In engineering there's never perfection, only compromise.
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I wouldn't expect anything new from Honda until maybe 2013. Shit, all they really did to the 1000rr for 2012 was toss on some newish plastic and big piston forks. ;-(
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