Posted 30 November 2005 - 10:11 PM
That pig makes my CB750 Nighthawk look feather light.
Posted 30 November 2005 - 10:35 PM
What was interesting, if you look closely at one of the pictures you will see air scoops in the exhaust downpipes, under the radiator. Due to the extremely high exhaust gas temperatures (1500F) in a rotary engine, the exhaust was double walled, with the air scoops forcing air down between the two ....so the rider would not burn his legs off if you got to close to the exhaust.
A very unique bike to say the least.
most sucesfull rotary maybe, but as a bike in general i heard they were a pretty big flop. Has anyone ever seen one on the road? i would think its a heckuva collectors item though....
Posted 01 December 2005 - 09:03 AM
There was a roraty valve, this was basically a valve that replaced reeds on a 2 stroke, the carb was on the side of the engine. Usually made of a fiberous material, we'd cut them wider for more power. BUT there was an actual Rotary engined motorcylce, it was made by Suzuki.
Posted 01 December 2005 - 10:45 AM