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Thanks for that Makis. There was lots of interesting things being tried in the race world during that time, and following. Suzuki came out once more with their square four two-stroke in the mid 80's, something they'd tried back in the 60's after Honda made it's racing debut in '59. Ah, the good old days

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.... Ah, the good old days
Reading it, makes you feel a teenager again, doesn't it?


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Ayuh. BTW, what freaking time is it in Greece right now anyway
And, em, when are you posting the next installments?

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Time right now (precise) is

02:44 (am)

I am up since 10am this morning and had done sooooo many things........but I just like the company and stay logged on (still)

P.S. installments???????? (didn't get it, sorry)


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I love the honda V4 engine. My first (84 magna) and second (85 interceptor) street bikes were V4s. But I have to say, I would love to have a different honda V4. The NSR500 !
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I think I have been in a cave or something I have never heard of oval pistons. Have the oval pistons been successful do they still use them? Are ovals used in the RC213V ?

"V4" , I think four pistons, or do they consider one oval piston two pistons? So there is a total of two oval pistons.
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...... I would love to have a different honda V4. The NSR500 !
Ahh....that sweet screamer!





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I think I have been in a cave or something I have never heard of oval pistons. Have the oval pistons been successful do they still use them? Are ovals used in the RC213V ?

"V4" , I think four pistons, or do they consider one oval piston two pistons? So there is a total of two oval pistons.
All you need to know, my friend, is here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_NR



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The NR750 is probably the world's most expensive production bike ever made, with adjustment for inflation, etc. Here's a video.

http://youtu.be/M__p0LjSOOA

The claim that they change hands now for 6 figure sums is probably a bit exagerated.
I was looking at buying one for a friend in Canada last year and in Japan the best examples change hands for around $50,000 USD. But then in Japan they're lower power than the rest of the world (77 bhp, elsewhere they were 125 bhp IIRC).
I remember road tests from back in 1992, which often compared the NR750 to the VFR750 and said it wasn't all that different in feel.
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P.S. installments???????? (didn't get it, sorry)
After part 2 it says: "coming soon" on all the other segments. Not saying just saying.

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