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By Angus Farquhar -
24 October 2007 17:04
Honda's stand at the Paris show featured an engine with variable cylinder management which could hint at a new Honda Blackbird for the lump to go in.
In the mean time check out how the system works in the video below.
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Add your comment – Video: Variable Cylinder protoype could mean new Honda Blackbird
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Concerned Blackbird owner
Being a Honda Blackbird owner for 7 years now, I have to say I'm concerned at this news. Although we have waited many years for news of the new model, and many previous promises, this is not quite what I expected.
MCN this week state a Japanese correspondent rode a prototype last year and said "when running 2 cylinders similar to a Firestorm V-Twin. Continuing at 90 mph the bike vibrates and pops as third cylinder cuts in. At 120 mph the final cylinder cuts in, allowing the bike to ride like a conventional Blackbird".
Current owners ride Blackbirds because of the smooth, effortless delivery of power, if the engine characteristics change this much, then I am concerned Honda will sadly continue to lose it's enthusiastic dedicated Blackbird owner following. Thank for listeningLadybirdwww.ixxra.com
27 October 2007 10:46
Honda's Variable Cylinder
25 October 2007 10:58
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