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Old 07-20-2010, 04:02 PM   #21
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Talking HONDA 'CBX', of course!




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Old 07-20-2010, 04:07 PM   #22
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LOL... CBX was a beast. ^^^

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Old 07-20-2010, 04:21 PM   #23
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I've always wanted to ride a CBX.

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Old 07-20-2010, 05:49 PM   #24
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Not one BMW engine. The one brand that has commonly gone 400,000 miles? Yet lesser quality engines were listed?
Good point... but their criteria was different.

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You canít have a motorbike without a motor, and over the decades thereís been some truly glorious bike engines. This is our Top10 list of the greatest, most important and most innovative bike engines ever made, as we pay homage to horsepower.

Power, obviously. But how it makes that power, what it powers, and that modelís impact on motorcycling are all part of the equation. Over the years there have been some extraordinary, ground-breaking bike engines, but these are our Top 10 of the finest, fastest or most important engines ever made. We argued long and hard and this is our list.

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-...#ixzz0uHFxdzxs

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Old 07-20-2010, 06:11 PM   #25
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This things sounds like pure evil.
but at the same time, I would love to have one.

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Old 07-20-2010, 06:27 PM   #26
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The CBX is interesting.

I like the 6 cylinder bikes, that's why I own one. 6X6 is what sweet bikes are about. 6 cylinders and 6 carbs!

The CBX had 105 BHP and the Valk has 100 BHP, pretty close indeed.

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Old 07-20-2010, 06:33 PM   #27
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Probably more miles have put on the goldwing 1100 motors than the other motors on the list combined. Definitely a ground breaking motor that should have made the list. The NSU500 and Daytona 675 don't even qualify to be on the list unless someone has put a 100K miles on a single motor.

Another motor that should have been on there was the V45 Honda Motor. It stood 20 years basically unchanged and supported three different bike platforms. It is still being produced 28 years later in an updated version.

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Old 07-20-2010, 07:41 PM   #28
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The original CBR Fireblade should really be on a top 10 list of "most influential"... Wasn't it the gold standard until the R1 came out?

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This things sounds like pure evil.
I had a double take when I read the HP. 168 hp on an 80's 500? Why the hell doesn't a modern V4 1000cc make 250-300 hp? Isn't the Aprilia v4 still right at 200hp? Why shouldn't a modern bike with double the capacity make around double the power?

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Old 07-20-2010, 07:45 PM   #29
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I had a double take when I read the HP. 168 hp on an 80's 500? Why the hell doesn't a modern V4 1000cc make 250-300 hp? Isn't the Aprilia v4 still right at 200hp? Why shouldn't a modern bike with double the capacity make around double the power?
2stroke VS. 4stroke. If the modern 1000cc bikes or 880cc GP bikes were two strokes, they would be capable of uncontrollable power!

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Old 07-20-2010, 07:46 PM   #30
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The original CBR Fireblade should really be on a top 10 list of "most influential"... Wasn't it the gold standard until the R1 came out?



I had a double take when I read the HP. 168 hp on an 80's 500? Why the hell doesn't a modern V4 1000cc make 250-300 hp? Isn't the Aprilia v4 still right at 200hp? Why shouldn't a modern bike with double the capacity make around double the power?
Then the 305 dream engine should be there as well. It was the door opener for decades of larger bikes. It was the proof of concept, where size and durability could be in one bike.

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Old 07-20-2010, 08:24 PM   #31
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I Ride: KTM 950 Super Enduro...what kind of sick freak would ride a 100 HP dirt bike?
more famous motors
Beans,
Is the NSR500 Honda the one that had oval shaped pistons and rings?

And I humbley suggest the Honda XR650R liquid cooled single.. won every single major desert race it ever was entered, often with 2nd and 3rd the same bike/motor and would still be selling well today if produced. Very nice list you generated.

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Old 07-20-2010, 08:31 PM   #32
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:02 PM   #33
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Beans,
Is the NSR500 Honda the one that had oval shaped pistons and rings?
No. The NSR was the unobtanium Honda GP bike (you had to be a Honda Factory rider to ride one, and they were never released to anyone else). 2-stroke v-four. The later models put out around 180-200hp.

The oval piston bike is the NR750.

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Old 07-21-2010, 07:00 AM   #34
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The mild mannered street going smooth idling 08 Hayabusa makes more power and torque out of the box than all those including the NSR and with a turbo supports 500+HP! If you need power, BIG brutal power, to power everything from rail buggies, dwarf cars, and the fastest LSR street going bikes.... you get a Busa. The Suzuki Hayabusa has been on top of the speed wars for over a decade, absolutely ignorant to leave it off a "Best Engine" list.

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Old 07-21-2010, 07:11 AM   #35
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Just a 1mm overbore on the Bandit IIRC. Amazing how much they sleepified that engine for the B12, a cam swap and freed-up intake (w/ appropriate re-jetting) gives a huge increase in power.
ya all i got left is the cams to do. those will be done this winter. these motors are amazing.

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i think this showcases the sound alittle better. sound like pure evil.
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:21 AM   #36
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The mild mannered street going smooth idling 08 Hayabusa makes more power and torque out of the box than all those including the NSR and with a turbo supports 500+HP! If you need power, BIG brutal power, to power everything from rail buggies, dwarf cars, and the fastest LSR street going bikes.... you get a Busa. The Suzuki Hayabusa has been on top of the speed wars for over a decade, absolutely ignorant to leave it off a "Best Engine" list.
the NSR is 500cc 2 stroke V-4

the busa is a 1300cc inline 4. just like any other motor just big bore.


the list wasnt for the biggest most powerful motors. if that was the case then you would see boss hoss, y2k, zx-14, Busa, the new V-max etc etc.

i think that the mid 80's vmax should be close behind that #10 spot where is my V-boost

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Old 07-21-2010, 08:53 AM   #37
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If it were about the most powerful engines, then why would No. 5 be the Honda C90?

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Old 07-21-2010, 09:04 AM   #38
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If it's an "engine" then the best engine would do exactly what? Make power? Lots of power? No? Every one of the big CC engines listed makes note of the outstanding power at the time of manufacturer. There is a range of reasons why each engine made the list, it's just a crappy list with very little thought to it.

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Old 07-21-2010, 09:59 AM   #39
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...it's just a crappy list with very little thought to it.
I must disagree.


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Old 07-21-2010, 10:06 AM   #40
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1340cc engine with 66-hp?

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