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Praying to the Japanese bike Gods !!!
« on: September 12, 2017, 05:58:37 pm »
For the first time in many years a Suzuki is leading the points in NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle going into the playoffs. The Jap bikes used to rule the pro stock class. That is until NHRA gave the Harley V-twins a 53 cubic inch advantage in motor displacement. The Harleys get 160 c.i. while the inline 4 cylinders only get 107 c.i. engines. I just hope the Suzuki can dominate the playoffs and take the crown away from the cubic inch advantaged V-twins. Come on baby. Maybe we will even see a ZX-14 back in the top of the field next year also. 
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Re: Praying to the Japanese bike Gods !!!
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2017, 11:05:03 pm »
Do all V-twins get a displacement advantage, or just Harleys?

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Re: Praying to the Japanese bike Gods !!!
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2017, 11:42:40 pm »
Hi,
       I owned a Suzuki 1100 for awhile. ;D

That inline 4,(in different configerations), is used for everything from drag racing to sport touring! >:D

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Re: Praying to the Japanese bike Gods !!!
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2017, 12:03:32 am »
Do all V-twins get a displacement advantage, or just Harleys?

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All the V twins get 160 c.i.
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Re: Praying to the Japanese bike Gods !!!
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2017, 02:38:25 pm »
If so, why aren't the racers using twin cylinder sport bikes?
I would think a Japanese {or Euro} twin / Sport bike would really benefit.

I suspect that somewhere in the rules is a requirement that hurts them, and targets the Harley?

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Re: Praying to the Japanese bike Gods !!!
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2017, 12:31:12 am »
If so, why aren't the racers using twin cylinder sport bikes?
I would think a Japanese {or Euro} twin / Sport bike would really benefit.

I suspect that somewhere in the rules is a requirement that hurts them, and targets the Harley?

Ride safe, Ted

Its the 2 valves per cylinder rule that's gets them. The modern Japanese V-twins probably all have 4 valves per cylinder. It just sucks that NHRA rolls over and gives the Harleys such an advantage. The Kawasaki's and Suzuki's were what made pro stock the attraction that it is.   
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