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Some people love them. I don't, but some people do. What are your opinions? I like the inline 3s and 4s.
 

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Yip I like them, Very good in getting the power down, The thing that pissed me off about the Aprilia was after about 2 hours riding my throttle hand went numb, Couldn't do anything about it either no matter how much I rode her it never went away :(
 

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I must admit, I used to not be a v-twin fan at all. For me, it took a bit of seat time to actually start to appreciate one. I've managed quite a bit of seat time on my brother-in-law's superhawk, and must say, I love the thang now. And that's the superhawk, quite a bit underpowered to most v-twin liter bikes nowadays. Would love to ride some others. :-D

[ This message was edited by: cheapbastard on 2007-02-19 12:19 ]
 

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Twins, triples, V-four's and sixes tickle my fancy. Bikes with inline fours just seem boring and soulless to me. Everyone I have ridden felt like a giant vacuum cleaner motor and have no character and are way to common for me. It won't keep me from buying an old one though, they almost have character. Two inline fours that have stirred my soul have been a vintage MV Agusta and Rossi's Yammie, in my opinion the best sounding MotoGP bike today. Just my opinion all of them are great bikes.
 

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Harleys, Ducs, Aprilias produce some sweet music! Nothin' like the sound of a free-flowing vtwin. :cool:
 

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Definitely. But make mine a longitudinal crank. Moto Guzzi. I think they look stud and that twisting moment when you gas it is superb.
 

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I rode an SV650 once, which was a kick in the pants. Other than that the only V-Twins I've ever ridden were Harley's. You can keep those, thank you very much.

Have to agree with Meanchuck, the only engine configuration that I don't care for is the inline four. Boring, and always has been. Vacuum cleaner? No. Sewing machine.

What's wrong with the 650 single, Devi? Sure they're rolling women's pleasure rods, but you have to admire their simplicity and fuel economy.
 

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Owned an aprillia falco and I thought i was in heaven. Never liked a twin or four cylinder. The v twin had torque and was easy to deregulate. I tested the s3 and it had everything the v twin had , but was much smoother. It may be the best engine configuration for a street bike used for the short haul. Would have kept the aprillia , but the dealer network was in shambles and parts? What parts? Maybe Piagio will help the aprillia brand, but I doubt it. Rode my friends Monster several times....I think they sell them like harleys...On sizzle alone....My craftsman lawn tractor has a better motor than than the air cooled duc.
 

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Two of my riding buddies ride L twins. One has a 750 monster which is deceptively fast. The motor builds steam slow, but when you look at the speedo your going way to fast. My other buddy rides a RC51, which doesn't seem all that fast, has weird side radiators that heat up the frame, and both make your trottle hand go numb. I feel I can ride the duck harder. Oh ya.......I like them but my S3 is just better! :-D
 

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V-twins = I have limited seat time on vtwins, the only vtwin i own is the HOnda africa twin, and that is a very slow bike.

Id love to own one just to try out, but from what ive seen they arent all that good.

boxer engines = The bmw boxer engine is just dull as ***** to me. I used to think it was cool, but it just sounds like a ex500.

i-4 = Love them

i-3 = Nice, a little more character than the i=4

v-fours - got a st1100 and love the motor! It is an incredible motor. When people say that triples are between i4's and vtwins they really should ride a vfour, it feels so solid.

singles - love them. I had a few. But my favorite was the xr650R. That bike was killer. The f650/klr650 was dull.
 

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On 2007-02-19 12:18, Stampy wrote:
Yip I like them, Very good in getting the power down, The thing that pissed me off about the Aprilia was after about 2 hours riding my throttle hand went numb, Couldn't do anything about it either no matter how much I rode her it never went away :(
I had the same problem on mine, plus a crink in my neck.


I like v-twins. Nothing like the sound of an Aprilia with an Arrow CF can.

The v-4's sound good too, like a VFR with staintunes.

[ This message was edited by: speedydave on 2007-02-19 14:16 ]
 

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On 2007-02-19 12:18, Stampy wrote:
Yip I like them, Very good in getting the power down, The thing that pissed me off about the Aprilia was after about 2 hours riding my throttle hand went numb, Couldn't do anything about it either no matter how much I rode her it never went away :(
Hmm, and I thought I was the only one. I wonder if we can get a class action suit together for AICTS (Aprilia Induced Carpal Tunnel Syndrome). Two weeks after I bought my Falco, I took a 6 hr ride from Vegas to LA via Death Valley and I couldn't write or even button my pants the next morning. And they called that their "Sport Touring" model.
 

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I had a Victory for a few years. Loved the sound, smooth power, great on trips. But too heavy and made me much stronger trying to throw it around turns.

Never cared much for Harleys, but do like some of the Jap. cruisers, like the Yamaha Warrior (also a sweet sound).

Love the sound of sport bike twins, and probably would have gotten one, had I not test driven the triple.

Never really liked four cylinder anything.
 

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loved the torque and sound of my yamaha v-max. didnt care for the s&s 96ci shovelhead motor that powered the 78 flh i owned. won't ever own a american made underpowered air cooled vibrating v-twin again. very basic sloppy primitive power plant :hammer:
 

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I'm not a fan of narrow V-twins. I do like most others, though. I've ridden verticals, boxers, Ls, and that funky sideways V that Guzzi makes. They all have their advantages and disadvantages.
The torque reaction of a big Guzzi twin is a little unsettling at first, but it kinda grows on you. The big advantage of twins is, of course, the torque. But most of them are too buzzy. I think the triple is a good compromise - more torquey than an I-4, smoother than a twin. :-D
 
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