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Old 06-23-2011, 12:59 PM   #301
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:43 PM   #302
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I don't thimk anyone has mentioned the absence of an oil pan. This is a drysump engine, thus lowering the engine in the chassis by 3-4 inches.
Except they did stuck a transmission under the engine.
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:11 PM   #303
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IF we see this any time soon, we will likely call it a WasserBoxer. That seems to be the prevailing feel I get.

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Old 06-23-2011, 03:16 PM   #304
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I like it !!!! but first I have to own a hexhead an then a camhead to reach the wethead!!!!!



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Old 06-23-2011, 05:59 PM   #305
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That looks like a wet clutch in there.

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Here is a link: http://www.motorradonline.de/de/moto...1250-lc/365973

Mostly speculation and an iterview of Hendrik von Kuenheim, Director of BMW Motorrad, who tries to play it down by saying "I can assure you, we will stick to the air cooled boxer for years." and " The boxer, as it is designed today, can meet the future limits for exhaust and noise. It doesn't force us to water cooling.".


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Old 06-24-2011, 05:03 AM   #306
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That looks like a wet clutch in there.

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To me, the interesting thing is that engine power output is not routed through the center of the clutch, leaving the clutch on a different plane. If this means that clutches can be serviced without removing the back half of the motorcycle, it would be a HUGE improvement.
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Old 06-24-2011, 05:32 AM   #307
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To me, the interesting thing is that engine power output is not routed through the center of the clutch, leaving the clutch on a different plane. If this means that clutches can be serviced without removing the back half of the motorcycle, it would be a HUGE improvement.
It looks like the crank runs right through the center of the clutch.
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:01 AM   #308
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To me, the interesting thing is that engine power output is not routed through the center of the clutch, leaving the clutch on a different plane. If this means that clutches can be serviced without removing the back half of the motorcycle, it would be a HUGE improvement.
I guess you are talking about the transmission output shaft, not the engine output.

Asymmetry could also lessen engine roll when you blip the throttle.
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:04 AM   #309
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why is there a chain driven and gear driven cam at the same time. Am I missing something? Where's the water pump
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:14 AM   #310
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why is there a chain driven and gear driven cam at the same time. Am I missing something?
To make it narrower?

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Where's the water pump
Could be an electric one, like they use in BMW cars.

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Old 06-24-2011, 07:19 AM   #311
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why is there a chain driven and gear driven cam at the same time. Am I missing something? Where's the water pump

Gear driven dual cam shafts off of a chain driven crank gear is a very common engineering solution to cam drives methods. It is on many different modern motorcycles. It works well.
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Old 06-24-2011, 08:22 AM   #312
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The K-bikes have their cam drives like that and the electric water pump makes the most sense from a packaging viewpoint. It would also reduce power drain on the crank. With a multiplate clutch being on the crankshaft like that I would think the trans would be located vertically on the side, not underneath. Vely intelesting.
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Old 06-24-2011, 08:41 AM   #313
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I expect they raised the cylinders a bit more for more corner clearance. Then you have room for the transmission. Shared oil for engine and transmission lets you use the sump space for some gears. Just think of all the oil threads now.

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Old 06-24-2011, 08:44 AM   #314
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Where is the prebuy form please??
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Old 06-24-2011, 08:54 AM   #315
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I expect they raised the cylinders a bit more for more corner clearance. Then you have room for the transmission. Shared oil for engine and transmission lets you use the sump space for some gears. Just think of all the oil threads now.

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