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Old 06-04-2001, 03:18 PM
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i know someone who owns a BMW bike with a boxer engine. Because the axis of the crankshaft is along the length of the bike, when he revs the engine at a stoplight, he feels a twisting motion along that axis. Quite wierd, according to him.

when the Viper first came out, it had separate sidepipes. They were said to sound like a UPS truck. A very fast one. When they rerouted the exhaust to the back, it sounded more sporting.

VW/Audi have some interesting engines:

- the straight-8 engines of the old racing Audis. Must have had really massive main bearings.

- the VW flat-4

- the Audi inline-5

- the VW VR6 engine

- the VW VR5 engine - this is the VR6 less one cylinder. As if the VR6 wasn't odd enough!

- and to defy all convention, they have those W-engines. Just add a few more, and it will be a radial engine (like those in old warplanes).

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