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Old 04-27-2015, 08:36 AM   #1
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Your Top 5 Most Impressive Engines of Our Time

1) 1290 Duperduke
2) Multistrada 1200
3) ZX14R
4) Triumph 675
5) BMW 1200 Waterboxer
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:00 AM   #2
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I'm a simp-
Suzuki TL/SV 1000
Hondas V4s
Ducati with the right cans
Nothing I own of course...
That's close to 5.
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:09 AM   #3
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:27 AM   #4
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Honda's GL1800 (80's era)
Kawasaki's KZ1000 (late 70 era)
BMW 1200 Hex Head Boxer (sans tranny and final drive of course)
BMW K75
Aprilia's V4 longitudinal 65, 1000
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Old 04-27-2015, 10:10 AM   #5
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After 55+ years of riding, the engine that impresses me the most is the BMW 1200 waterboxer. Nothing else comes close or is worth mentioning.
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Old 04-27-2015, 10:31 AM   #6
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80s V-4s. Kawasaki ZX 900s on. CBR900 on. Yamaha R1. Latest ..Yamaha R1.
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Old 04-27-2015, 11:06 AM   #7
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1- Honda CBX inline-six, an engine for people who love engineering
2- Yamaha big-bore singles (70's XT/SR500, 80's XT600/Super Ten, SR400, etc) for their sheer durability and torquey simplicity
3- Honda V4s with gear-driven cams (ie, VFR750) for that unmistakeable mechanical symphony
4- Suzuki 2-stroke streetbikes. All the 2-stroke streetbikes were cool, but Suzuki had the best-designed oiling system and was one of the most dependable.
5- Yamaha R1 four-cylinder

(Honorable mention for the HD quad-cam sportster motor too)
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Old 04-27-2015, 11:21 AM   #8
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After 55+ years of riding, the engine that impresses me the most is the BMW 1200 waterboxer. Nothing else comes close or is worth mentioning.
Just curious as to why. Seems there are plenty of engines out there that make similar or better power in a lighter and more compact package.
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Old 04-27-2015, 11:32 AM   #9
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1.) Ducati 1199 Panigale. The Superquadro. Was all the engine voodoo that made me buy one. Huge valves, pistons. Finally a cam chain/gear drive hybrid setup. No block, no frame. Vacuum pumps. Mini starter. Proper shower injectors, and another set of tuned port injectors for slow stuff. Just a billet water pump gear away from perfection.





2.) Kawasaki Zx10r (2005) If you told me your 2005 Ninja made more power than todays literbikes, I'd believe you. Fricken angry btch of a motor.


3.) Suzuki DRZ400s. (2010+) Reliable. Cheap. Simple. Seems fast enough for dual sport use.


4.)Honda CRF450r. (2002) Fragile race engine, but man it works good. Flat torque curve like an electric motor.

5.) GSXR 750 (2008+) Good power. Cheap to service. Easy to ride. Friendliest superbike ever.

Not motorcycles:

1.) Custom Ford 301, 347's etc. etc. Not a single Ford part in them, but so much fun to build and run.


2.) John Deere 6068. It works and stuff. Never fails.


3.) MTU4000 Nough said. Fun engine to work on a load bank (dyno test), but it's going to be a long day.


4.) Fairbanks Morse. Big diesel engine. With natural gas injection.




5.) Cummins QSX, ISX, or Signature series.
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Old 04-27-2015, 11:47 AM   #10
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Forgot about that monster 05 zx10.

Anyone ridden the H2 would probably have someth
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Old 04-27-2015, 01:28 PM   #11
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"Honda's GL1800 (80's era)"-from post 4


that would be neat to see, especially since they didn't come into being until
2001.
1100's and 1200's in the '80s, until the 1500 in 1988.
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Old 04-27-2015, 02:43 PM   #12
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Just curious as to why. Seems there are plenty of engines out there that make similar or better power in a lighter and more compact package.
"If you have to ask, you wouldn't understand. It's a BMW thing..."
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Old 04-27-2015, 02:50 PM   #13
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Honda V4 with gear driven cams.
Zuk twin SV1000/TL1000
Zuk 600/650 i4
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Old 04-27-2015, 02:57 PM   #14
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3/4 hp, kick start!
simple to operate and it got the job done
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