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post #41 of 48 (permalink) Old Aug 2nd, 2019, 5:22 pm
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Width has almost zero impact on the handling characteristics of a motorcycle (within reason, not talking CBX here).


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Hmmm, wider crankshaft has more gyroscopic effect countering transitions. Isn't that why you mention the cbx?

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Hmmm, wider crankshaft has more gyroscopic effect countering transitions. Isn't that why you mention the cbx?
Ah ha...probably reverse rotation so infinitely better
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Wow canít believe nobody replied to counter this. The V4 is more compact. It is also wider. Engines have more than one dimension. One of the primary advantages of the V4 is packaging and fitting the engine forward enough in the frame to have a long swing arm. Good for rear traction. The L twin always resulted in a short swing arm. Itís why factory race bikes had ~1-2Ē longer swing arms than standard. The v4 is far more compact from a packaging perspective as it relates to handling. Width has almost zero impact on the handling characteristics of a motorcycle (within reason, not talking CBX here).


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Trading one dimension for another doesn't make it more compact. It's wider, therefore it can't be more compact.

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Compactness is a measure of all three dimensions and more specifically the CG and how far each dimension extends from it.

e.g.; a golf ball is more compact than a piece of spaghetti.


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Compactness is a measure of all three dimensions and more specifically the CG and how far each dimension extends from it.

e.g.; a golf ball is more compact than a piece of spaghetti.


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So I take it the way you're using the word "compact" you mean "mass centralization".

Ok, fair enough.

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Regardless of the engine configuration they both have the potential to compliment an already amazing bike.

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