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I vote for the Duc single. I simply must own one some day. You younger folks need to look at this to see what a MOTORcylce is. The designs today are most lacking, IMHO. At least Triuph and Buell have engines that you can see and don't mind looking at. Rocket III excluded of course.
 

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I have to agree with the Markster re the Duc single. Back in the 70's, I long lusted after the 450 single. Maybe the earlier, smaller Duc singles have a bit nicer proportions though.



I need some of these prints. Good excuse to finally learn how to frame prints properly. Hello Highlands Hardware. My Visa card is tanned, rested and ready!



 

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I was enjoying looking the engines until the word "AMAL" penetrated through my caffine starved brain cells and everything went misty.



I'll try again later.
 

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Re: NYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!

The Kawasaki H1 (Mach III) two-stroke triple caught my eye. This was my first bike (hellava bike to learn on).

A group of these on a late night "mission" down the interstate sounded like a swarm of angry bees.
 

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There are plenty at most Japanese dealers, too. SVz, VFRz, Concourszez....Starz.......Boulevardz.....
 

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As opposed to ohc I-4 engines not being modern?

First v-twin internal combustion engine was built in 1889; the first I-4 internal combustion engine built in 1890. Wow, one whole year difference!

First overhead valve engine built in 1912 by Peugeot, which I believe was an overhead cam design.

Yep, the I-4 overhead cam engine sure is ‘very modern’ compared to a V-Twin.
 

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Re: Pornographic Homage to Old ******.

What no 350 Twin Honda motor!?!
 

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Re: As opposed to ohc I-4 engines not being modern?

If you really want to see their heads explode tell them that Mercedes was racing DOHC 4-valve engines in the 1930s.

As I recall, fuel injection originated in diesel engine design and was extended to gasoline engines used in aircraft so that combat planes could fly inverted. Later someone figured out that you could use a computer to control injection and eliminate the complexity of mechanical injection in gasoline engines. Once again... not invented by any Japanese company.

So many idiots think the Japanese invented all this "modern technology". The sad state of education today... tsk tsk.

One wonders what they would make of the Moto Guzzi V8 GP engine......
 

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Re: Pornographic Homage to Old ******.

Some one gave me a 71 CB350 a couple of weeks ago ( "it was running last time i rode it") and looking at it last night it hit me what a nice looking motor it was. Unlike my KLR650 or 98 Sprint. Now my 77 Guzzi LeMans motor.......
 

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AH yes, I have a 71 CB and a 70 CL. Look at the motor, with its nice exhaust header fins, the symetrical cam cover, rounded cylinder fins. Finned sump. I think a 350 twin motor looks better than a Triumph twin myself.

This guy hasn't discovered Bultaco either I guess.
 

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Re: Pornographic Homage to Old ******.

I'm more partial to the old CB450 engine. It was my second choice motorcyle, just after the W2650SS, when I had to pick one up when my destroyer squadron left Yokosuka for ****.
 
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