Category:Engine configurations

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This article describes various different types of motorcycle engines.

Cylinder Arrangements[edit]

  • Straight-two: has its cylinders arranged in a single row. It is often improperly referred to as a "straight twin". A true straight twin (or parallel twin) engine uses a common crank pin for both cylinders (small displacement Honda, Triumph).
  • Straight-three: has its cylinders arranged in a single row.
  • Straight-four: has its cylinders arranged in a single row. It is often used in high-end sportbikes and super sports motorcycles.
  • V-twin: has the cylinders are arranged in a V configuration (Harley, Ducati, large displacement Honda).
  • V-three: has the cylinders are arranged in a V configuration.
  • V-four: has the cylinders are arranged in a V configuration (Harley, Ducati, large displacement Honda).
  • V-five: has the cylinders are arranged in a V configuration
  • Boxer twin: two cylinders arranged on opposite sides of the crankshaft (BMW).
  • Radial: Cylinders are arranged in a radial fashion around the crankshaft (Wankel).
  • Square-four: has its cylinders arranged in a two rows. It is usually an exotic configuration used mostly for experimental bikes.

Valve Operation[edit]

See Also[edit]

Pages in category "Engine configurations"

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