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  • Far Canal Posts: 1938
    Motor Head Far Canal
    21 Jan 2020 06:09 PM
    64 pages of rare bikes up for auction, click on the Las Vegas auction then all bikes.
    https://www.mecum.com/motorcycles/
    Low mileage twin shock CBX on page 8 Pauly.
    How about the Fueling W3 2458cc machine?, never heard of them before. (not the same one)

    HD Forums Australia - fueling W3.jpg

  • paulybronco Posts: 12324
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    21 Jan 2020 08:06 PM
    Quoting Far Canal on 21 Jan 2020 06:09 PMedited: 21 Jan 2020 06:20 PM
    64 pages of rare bikes up for auction, click on the Las Vegas auction then all bikes.
    https://www.mecum.com/motorcycles/
    Low mileage twin shock CBX on page 8 Pauly.
    How about the Fueling W3 2458cc machine?, never heard of them before. (not the same one)

    HD Forums Australia - fueling W3.jpg

    WOW That CBX is just me! What a shit site with just generic banter about the bike. 
  • paulybronco Posts: 12324
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    21 Jan 2020 08:14 PM
    Can anybody pick a very special bike on page 5...................and what unique and never repeated ever again
  • Far Canal Posts: 1938
    Motor Head Far Canal
    21 Jan 2020 08:29 PM
    Don't see your bike on that page. The one you really don't like and wish you did not have.
  • paulybronco Posts: 12324
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    21 Jan 2020 08:32 PM
    Quoting Far Canal on 21 Jan 2020 08:29 PM
    Don't see your bike on that page. The one you really don't like and wish you did not have.
    Come on got to the page and have a good look....give you a hint it aint one of the oldies.....brand starts with H....
  • brucefxdl Posts: 1208
    south west victoria
    Performance Poster brucefxdl
    21 Jan 2020 09:27 PM
    z1r tc would be my pick on pg 5
  • brucefxdl Posts: 1208
    south west victoria
    Performance Poster brucefxdl
    21 Jan 2020 09:29 PM
    and 750 green frame on pg 6......along with an x75,couple of bsa's and a few triumphs here and there

  • paulybronco Posts: 12324
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    21 Jan 2020 10:11 PM
    Come on gents your missing something special here
  • paulybronco Posts: 12324
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    21 Jan 2020 10:46 PM
    Quoting paulybronco on 21 Jan 2020 10:11 PM
    Come on gents your missing something special here
    Anyone a motorcycle  enthusiast out there......its a Honda........
  • Far Canal Posts: 1938
    Motor Head Far Canal
    22 Jan 2020 07:27 AM
    1992 NSR 750?. Only a wild guess cause it's got a "Star" title.
  • paulybronco Posts: 12324
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    22 Jan 2020 02:41 PM
    Quoting Far Canal on 22 Jan 2020 07:27 AM
    1992 NSR 750?. Only a wild guess cause it's got a "Star" title.
    Excellent young man.......now why is it unique
  • imoo6170 Posts: 660
    Sydney
    Performance Poster imoo6170
    22 Jan 2020 02:46 PM
    Quoting Far Canal on 22 Jan 2020 07:27 AM
    1992 NSR 750?. Only a wild guess cause it's got a "Star" title.
    Quoting paulybronco on 22 Jan 2020 02:41 PM
    Excellent young man.......now why is it unique
    It can be registered from the factory

  • imoo6170 Posts: 660
    Sydney
    Performance Poster imoo6170
    22 Jan 2020 02:48 PM
    Lots of unique bikes there - I quite like LOT S151 - 1994 HARLEY-DAVIDSON VR1000 ROAD RACER
  • paulybronco Posts: 12324
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    22 Jan 2020 02:57 PM
    Quoting Far Canal on 22 Jan 2020 07:27 AM
    1992 NSR 750?. Only a wild guess cause it's got a "Star" title.
    Quoting paulybronco on 22 Jan 2020 02:41 PM
    Excellent young man.......now why is it unique
    Quoting imoo6170 on 22 Jan 2020 02:46 PMedited: 22 Jan 2020 02:47 PM
    It can be registered from the factory

    ?
  • paulybronco Posts: 12324
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    22 Jan 2020 02:59 PM
    Quoting imoo6170 on 22 Jan 2020 02:48 PM
    Lots of unique bikes there - I quite like LOT S151 - 1994 HARLEY-DAVIDSON VR1000 ROAD RACER
    All the bikes on that site share one item thats the same.....this NR has a really unique feature never done before or after .....what is it?
  • imoo6170 Posts: 660
    Sydney
    Performance Poster imoo6170
    22 Jan 2020 03:17 PM
    Quoting paulybronco on 22 Jan 2020 02:41 PM
    Excellent young man.......now why is it unique
    Quoting imoo6170 on 22 Jan 2020 02:46 PMedited: 22 Jan 2020 02:47 PM
    It can be registered from the factory

    Quoting paulybronco on 22 Jan 2020 02:57 PM
    ?
    Loaded question - lots of potential answers including:

    4 stroke NR 
    pistons weren’t round but oval
    shimmering, colour-shifting windscreen
    only major victory @ Calder 
    mirror in the dash to show the LCD display at “infinity” so the rider didn’t have to refocus when checking the instruments
    digital speedo unique for the time
  • paulybronco Posts: 12324
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    22 Jan 2020 03:25 PM
    Quoting imoo6170 on 22 Jan 2020 02:46 PMedited: 22 Jan 2020 02:47 PM
    It can be registered from the factory

    Quoting paulybronco on 22 Jan 2020 02:57 PM
    ?
    Quoting imoo6170 on 22 Jan 2020 03:17 PM
    Loaded question - lots of potential answers including:

    4 stroke NR 
    pistons weren’t round but oval
    shimmering, colour-shifting windscreen
    only major victory @ Calder 
    mirror in the dash to show the LCD display at “infinity” so the rider didn’t have to refocus when checking the instruments
    digital speedo unique for the time
    well done young man. the oval bore was the most tech advanced and has never been repeated for a production motor again
  • imoo6170 Posts: 660
    Sydney
    Performance Poster imoo6170
    22 Jan 2020 03:37 PM
    Well I achieved something today so its a good time to head home !!
  • Far Canal Posts: 1938
    Motor Head Far Canal
    22 Jan 2020 07:29 PM
    Well, good spotting there PB. Take my hat off to ya.
    It sure is not a pretty bike but loaded with high tech stuff of the day. Fancy it selling for over 100 grand in todays dollars when released.
    I do remember the oval piston aspect of it, though don't think I ever saw the bike at the time.
    Oval pistons never really caught on did they, must've been a bugger to hone the bores if they were oval...haha.

    Anyway here is the blurb lifted from the auction site regarding the bike.

    Kawasaki, Yamaha, Suzuki and Honda were locked into a technological battle of the titans and produced a torrent of increasingly sophisticated and powerful motorcycles in the 1980s and 1990s. The 1992 Honda NR750 rode above all as the ultimate power in the motorcycle technology universe and was the most exotic and expensive production motorcycle of its time. Honda's chariot of the future sold for over $100,000 in today's dollars, and only a few hundred were handcrafted into reality. The NR750 was bristling with motorcycle technology firsts and is the only production motorcycle powered by an oval-piston V-4 engine born from a potentially advantageous interpretation of racing regulations. After a 12-year hiatus, Honda returned to Grand Prix racing in 1979 with its code name "0X" four-stroke V-4 NR500 against a field of two-stroke contenders. As a two-stroke engine can make twice as much power as a four-stroke engine at the same RPM and rules limited engines to four pistons, the "0X" used four elongated oval pistons with two connecting rods and twin-plug 8-valve heads that effectively turned the V-4 into a V-8. The "0X" proved troublesome, and Honda transitioned to a two-stroke V-3 for 1983, but subsequent "3X" technology gave the 1992 NR750 its 750cc oval-piston quad camshaft 32-valve V-4 beating heart. With PGM-FI fuel injection and CPU controlled ignition timing, the V-4 delivered a linear 125 HP at 15,000 RPM. Upside-down cartridge forks, a single-sided rear swingarm and side-mounted radiators were futuristic then and new. Mitsuyoshi Kohama and the Honda design team brought art and technology together with carbon fiber reinforced bodywork, a color-shifting titanium windscreen coating and the first underseat exhaust on a four-stroke production motorcycle. New and improved means nothing unless it works better than it did before, and NR750 technology is seen on modern motorcycles today.
  • paulybronco Posts: 12324
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    22 Jan 2020 11:35 PM
    Quoting Far Canal on 22 Jan 2020 07:29 PM
    Well, good spotting there PB. Take my hat off to ya.
    It sure is not a pretty bike but loaded with high tech stuff of the day. Fancy it selling for over 100 grand in todays dollars when released.
    I do remember the oval piston aspect of it, though don't think I ever saw the bike at the time.
    Oval pistons never really caught on did they, must've been a bugger to hone the bores if they were oval...haha.

    Anyway here is the blurb lifted from the auction site regarding the bike.

    Kawasaki, Yamaha, Suzuki and Honda were locked into a technological battle of the titans and produced a torrent of increasingly sophisticated and powerful motorcycles in the 1980s and 1990s. The 1992 Honda NR750 rode above all as the ultimate power in the motorcycle technology universe and was the most exotic and expensive production motorcycle of its time. Honda's chariot of the future sold for over $100,000 in today's dollars, and only a few hundred were handcrafted into reality. The NR750 was bristling with motorcycle technology firsts and is the only production motorcycle powered by an oval-piston V-4 engine born from a potentially advantageous interpretation of racing regulations. After a 12-year hiatus, Honda returned to Grand Prix racing in 1979 with its code name "0X" four-stroke V-4 NR500 against a field of two-stroke contenders. As a two-stroke engine can make twice as much power as a four-stroke engine at the same RPM and rules limited engines to four pistons, the "0X" used four elongated oval pistons with two connecting rods and twin-plug 8-valve heads that effectively turned the V-4 into a V-8. The "0X" proved troublesome, and Honda transitioned to a two-stroke V-3 for 1983, but subsequent "3X" technology gave the 1992 NR750 its 750cc oval-piston quad camshaft 32-valve V-4 beating heart. With PGM-FI fuel injection and CPU controlled ignition timing, the V-4 delivered a linear 125 HP at 15,000 RPM. Upside-down cartridge forks, a single-sided rear swingarm and side-mounted radiators were futuristic then and new. Mitsuyoshi Kohama and the Honda design team brought art and technology together with carbon fiber reinforced bodywork, a color-shifting titanium windscreen coating and the first underseat exhaust on a four-stroke production motorcycle. New and improved means nothing unless it works better than it did before, and NR750 technology is seen on modern motorcycles today.
    The ex team honda australia mechanic had previously worked for HRC and had a piston from the GP 500. The major reason it never took off was because the rings would not seat properly causing the motors to burn oil and poo poo their pants. Fantastic piece of engineering though
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