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Old 06-03-2001, 11:03 AM
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Ok, "boxer" comes from the H4 (horizontally opposed 4 cylinder) design. With two pistons on either side, it looks like the left right punches from a boxer from each end. A boxer is supposed to be the smoothest running due to the natural balance of 180 degree matched motion. This requires the least additional balance load on the crank shaft as well.
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