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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-20-2001, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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The V4

What is the year, make, and model of the first V4 engine used in a production road bike?
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-20-2001, 03:44 AM
 
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Do the Ariel square fours of the '50s count?
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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-20-2001, 05:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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Not what I was looking for but were they v4's? Was it a production road bike?
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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-20-2001, 05:54 AM
 
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They were production road bikes, but I think they had two crankshafts, thus the "square four".
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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-20-2001, 06:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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Doh. A worthwhile shot desmo but keep trying.
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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-20-2001, 07:09 AM
 
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Doh. A worthwhile shot desmo but keep trying.
Actually, I won't because I think you are shooting for the early Honda Interceptors as an answer.
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warmer.
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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-20-2001, 02:35 PM
 
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Dammit. I was just watching something about this on Speedvision the other night. Too bad my short term memory is going away, but as I remember Indian made V-4s back in the 1920s. There may have been earlier ones too.
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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-21-2001, 04:05 PM
 
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I don't know what bike you have in mind, but I'm fairly certain it's not going to be a Honda. Here's one from 1933...



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Dollar V4, 748 cc, 22 hp @ 4000 rpm, France, 1933. Chassis constructed entirely of triangulated straight members, at the time unusual for motorcycles but common in aircraft design because of its light weight and rigidity. Devastated by World War I and the global depression of the 1930's, France promoted agricultural efforts and did not encourage the production of high-performance motorcycles. The Dollar was discontinued in 1939.
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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-22-2001, 12:08 AM
 
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I don't know what bike you have in mind, but I'm fairly certain it's not going to be a Honda. Here's one from 1933...



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Doesn't look like much of a V to me.
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