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Offline Yellow Jacket

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Is a V3 possible?
« on: September 25, 2018, 12:48:49 AM »
This may be out there a ways, but I'll ask it anyway. With V4 engines and V twins out there, could a V3 work? Or even have an inline 3 fire two cylinders at once and the third after that.

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Re: Is a V3 possible?
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2018, 01:48:51 AM »
Honda has made V5's.   I suppose a V3 would incorporate similar engineering.     :028:
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Re: Is a V3 possible?
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2018, 03:39:31 AM »
But why... ?  :187:
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Re: Is a V3 possible?
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2018, 08:45:31 AM »
Look up Anzani Fan Engine. They are 3 cylinder aero engines, arranged in a double V.

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Re: Is a V3 possible?
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2018, 09:16:16 AM »
Guzzi built a V3 prototype engine, one of their small block V twins with a 3rd cylinder added in the middle.

https://thekneeslider.com/moto-guzzi-arrow-w103-3-cylinder-v-triple/

As a Guzzi it would have been shaft drive if it had ever made it into production.

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Re: Is a V3 possible?
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2018, 02:08:49 PM »
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Re: Is a V3 possible?
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2018, 05:09:21 PM »
The only advantage that I can think of for a V3 would be cooling -- if it was an air-cooled engine.
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Re: Is a V3 possible?
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2018, 05:16:08 PM »
But why? I'm just trying to think outside the box. Other companies have gone to V4 motors in their racing program, which usually trickles down to production. I don't want to see Triumph go to a V4 , but since their known for their triples (and twins), what would it feel like having one cylinder fire followed by two others right after, or two fire followed by one? In a inline or V. Yamaha has gone to two and two cylinders firing on some of their inline 4s.
 Anyway, just thinking outside the box. 😀

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Re: Is a V3 possible?
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2018, 05:43:30 PM »
Topic moved as it's not "Explorer" related.

Please post in correct board  :182:

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Re: Is a V3 possible?
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2018, 05:46:55 PM »
Yes, Honda made a couple of V3 two-strokes, the MVX250F and the NS400R

 


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