View Full Version : New Honda Engine looks good. will sound even better
26-09-2011, 08:02 PM
Looking at the new up to 700cc Honda engine it looks good. And with a 270 degree crank will sound good too. Hmm which other great sounding bike has 270 degree crank phasing ? Im impressed, hopefully it will make it into an Africa Twin type bike, a sport tourer and a sport model. I guess my only question is why use a shell type needle bearing (that has proven to fail in another brands cam bearings) instead of a full compliment needle bearing.
26-09-2011, 09:15 PM
my only question is why use a shell type needle bearing (that has proven to fail in another brands cam bearings) instead of a full compliment needle bearing.
Hey, you're the mechanic Brian. Shouldn't you be answering that question for the rest of us? ;)
One "vehicle" that we do know of that will be using the new 700 cc engine is the Integra, a maxi-scooter. I thought it a little odd that Honda would use the name from an Acura for a new scooter. I can only imagine what confusion that might cause at a parts counter. :rolleyes:
30-09-2011, 02:10 AM
Thanx for your vote of confidence Uwe. i guess i should have said my only question for Honda......
But i am sure interested in what other platforms this engine will go in.
07-02-2012, 05:25 PM
Apart from the sound (which apparently is apparently similar to a V twin?), is there any advantage to the 270* configuration? Traditionally the vertical twin, with pistons rising in parallel but firing on alternate strokes has been a lower revving but torque y engine, particularly in longer stroke versions, while the shorter stroke versions are higher revving?
Is the 270* version simply pandering to aural taste or is there a practical reason for it? From all reports the new Honda 700 appears to be vastly underpowered and a somewhat white bread answer to a category that Honda has ignored.
07-02-2012, 09:16 PM
While I like the look of the NC700 Touring model below, I am waiting for the NT700V to be offered here in Canada. That bike has a V-Twin and shaft drive and looks like it would be a great choice to down-size from the ST. The NT700V has been imported to the States for the past year or so, but for some reason they have not brought it here. I might have to go there and buy a used one if they don't start importing it to Canada.
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