Flashback to the mid 1980s
Look at the power the 500cc 2-strokes were putting on the ground, even back then:
This one is very interesting. Car vs standard motorcycle vs 500cc GP bike:
I had an race tuned X7 in the 80's. Apart from it seizing on me (I sill often ride with my left hand covering the clutch ;-D) it was brilliant fun. After fuel injection became properly mature, I could never understand why manufacturers didn't have another go at a big bore (V4 500) two-stroke road bike. Surely modern tech could make them emissions friendly and they'd make more power and handle better than good old Freddie's bike in the video there. I'd like to see a renaissance of trick smaller capacity bikes. Modern versions of an NC30 and RD500LC would be truly enticing I think.
Sadly, Bimota was never able to sort the injection on the V-due :-(
Yes, that's true naivsupr, but that's precisely my point. The Bimota was created a few years after two-strokes coughed (sic) their last Castrol R on the roads. But the V Due was made some fifteen years ago now. And to put that into perspective. In 1993 the best International Motorcycle of the Year was officially the BMW R1100RS. Compared with the S1000RR HP4 or even an R1200S HP2, you'd have to say that technology has taken a giant leap forwards in the interim. Modern versions of the RGV250M, NC250RR, NS400RR, RGV500 would be a delicious prospect, especially their power to weight ratio over the diesels we all ride.
That's it! We need 2-stroke diesels! Imagine the torque!
Did somebody just say 2-stroke diesel?
Total respect to the neander guys.
I like the twin conrods. Should all but eliminate cylinder wear?
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