Hi Shep;How about the Yamaha venture engine? It is called a v4. I guess it could be called a parallel v twin.
I have had 2 cups, going for 3 now. Cold and snow here this AM. Only ride I will get today will be on the John Deere pushing snow around. LOLHi Shep;
Yeah, I guess that could be right, but I think they are best known as "V4's" like V6's, V8's, etc. But no new info here...
Second cup of coffee on a freezing Boston morning brings out these silly posts. ?. I sure wish Spring would get here...
RomperAre our bikes V90twin or Vtwin parallel?
How do our cylinder configuration and number of cylinders compare to an inline 4 configuration of the same (or less CC say 600 CC) - both 4 stroke?
Low end torque, HP ridability, etc...
Its a V-twin Romper. Engine is shaped in a V. 55 degree v twin to be exact. Parallel twins the cylinders run in parallel side by side instead of opposite one another like on the 900. Ninja 650 sport bike is a parallel twin. Google a pic of that engine and you will see the difference. That was my first bike. Interesting engine characteristics.Here we go - slugger fest !!! Bring it on guys!
I know I have the V twin, but the original question was and still is - is our Vtwin V90 or Vtwin parallel. I understand that you guys cannot and will not answer this question now - so don't worry, go back to sleep and save your energy.
Yes, i did perform all the basic searches on this question before I posted this question.
Perhaps you should have asked me if i had of done this initially; instead of instantly going for the jugular and presuming I did not - which comes with today's rush rush society and watered down communication ethics i guess....
Wiki website definition -
"Engine Type 4-Stroke, Liquid-Cooled, SOHC, 4-Valve Cylinder Head, V-Twin"
kawasaki website defintion -
"Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke V-Twin"
OEM Kawasaki Manual -
"4-stroke, SOHC, V2-cylinder"
yes, still thinking of selling the n900 - hence the questions on the i4 cylinder configuration.
My unsolicited opinion is that you are so focused on the wrong things.thanks.
Sure - Instead of the word 'compare' - to make it easier for interpretation perhaps - lets use the word 'differ' shall we - in terms of low end torque, HP, readability, etc in city street and some highway usage?
Is much more torque at lower rpms the best way for city riding?
Is generating lower HP better for city riding?
When would higher HP be preferred in city riding?
When would less torque at lower RPMS be preferred in city riding?
Although that makes sense logically and physically, there actually is a set up referred to as V-Parallel. I've only seen it in the automotive world though. If you look at the engine, it appears to be an in line (4, 6, 8, whatever). A single valve cover over a single block. However, remove the head and you see that the cylinders are staggered and angled down toward the crank. They're only offset by something like 3 degrees so the block is cast as a single piece with a single head. Not being an engineer, I have no idea what advangates this config offers; other than high priced parts and service.Wouldn't a parallel V be the same kind of setup found in the Honda Magna's? Basically 2 V-Twins sitting side-by-side forming a 4 cylinder v-twin. Heck, any V configured engine with more than 2 cylinders could be considered parallel since each pair of V's sits parallel with the next.