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Old 11-15-2012, 11:26 AM   #11
HipToBeSquare
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Location: (IA) flyover cornfield country
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I have wondered what various motorcycle engines would be like.

A Triumph Rocket 3 engine in a Morgan 3-wheeler would be EPIC.

A BMW K1600 I6 as a transverse midship layout, with the center-aligned transmission driving a similarly centralized differential (not asymmetrical axle shafts like most transverse car engines) would be awesome.

Yamaha makes great engines, too. YZF-R1 has long been among the top supersport I4 bikes.

The only hurdle for aftermarket is engineering a reverse gear solution to suit... which a manufacturer would have much less trouble integrating into the design. Cars can't be walked backwards like a bike with feet on the ground.
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