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Old 01-25-2010, 02:50 PM   #46
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One thing I had previously is that the engine will not require valve adjustments.. not sure if this still the case with the finished product.
The GM LS series of engines it is roughly based on use hydraulic roller lifters even in the CTS-v and Corvette Z-1. I don't see any reason to change that in this application. The ZR-1 revs to 7k rpm. The GL1800 stops at 6k rpm. Pushrods allow the engine to be more compact and reduce the complexity.
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:52 PM   #47
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I would love to see an American manufacturer build a world-class motorcycle, especially a sport-tourer with Corvette pedigree. Not something that I would ever buy, my age and financial situation prevents me from dreaming of such bikes. But it would be great to see this. With the demise of Buell, things look pretty grim right now.

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Old 01-26-2010, 07:51 AM   #48
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I'll put up with a chain drive if it means no valve adjustment and no throttle body sync's. Although I don't see why they don't go with a belt, it would practically be a very low maintenance bike. Change the oil, brake and coolant fluids..

Let's hope it comes to market..
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:08 AM   #49
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Nice looking engine. Anybody know anything about them?

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Old 01-30-2010, 08:26 AM   #50
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Nice looking engine. Anybody know anything about them?
there's a developed thread down the list.......
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:31 AM   #51
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Ta. Will go looking.
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:37 AM   #52
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Mods. Please combine my thread to this one. Thanks.
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:52 AM   #53
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Mmmmmmm...90* V-4...that thing is going to sound bitchin.
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:53 AM   #54
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OMG, finally an American company that's going to produce a bike that makes sense to me. Competitive pricing would seal the deal. I wouldn't even mind paying a little more for practical add ons. Don't tell them I said that though.
I'm with you on this. I would pay more for a US-built bike if it suited my riding needs. I could care less if it has a gazzilion HP and a gazzilion ft/lbs of torque, either. If it has good ergonomics, the claimed 500lb weight qouted earlier in this thread, and makes around 100HP/80+ft/lb of torque i'd be happy to support them.

too bad I just purchased a street-triple so they might have to wait a few years before I can justify a new bike purchase.
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:01 AM   #55
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Looks very interesting to me! I don't understand the people hating on it. If it is quality, and performs; I would much rather have this American bred bike than a Beemer.

And whats with the Bama bashing? Can we leave my cousin/sister, Natural Light, and coondogs out of this please?
If they start making fun of moonpies and RC cola I might just have to get ugly!

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Old 01-30-2010, 10:15 AM   #56
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Any relation to morbedelli?
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:16 AM   #57
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Old 01-30-2010, 04:10 PM   #58
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I read on motorcyclist that they were going after BMW and that it was going to be marketed towards hihger income buyers.
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Old 01-30-2010, 07:13 PM   #59
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That engine might also be really nice in a super-lightweight sports car like a Lotus(Caterham) Super 7.
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Old 01-30-2010, 07:26 PM   #60
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unless the transmission has seperate oil than motor, that's a tough fill to get oil into the motor.
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