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Honda knows how to capitalize on the V4s cube block advantage over the I4 inherent flexy cases...

Quote Moto Matters:
The latest engine lists released by IRTA at Brno paint a revealing picture
of the state of play with regards to engine reliability. Top of the class
is Honda, whose reliability is not so much legendary as utterly
intimidating. In fact, it might even be fair to say that Honda have done
too good a job: The factory Honda riders have still only used three
engines, despite the fact that Brno was the 10th race of the season. Of the
22 engines which have been used by the six Honda riders, just two have been
withdrawn, a testament to HRC's engineering. Add this to the fact that the
Honda is clearly the fastest bike on the grid, and you can see that Honda's
competitors will be troubled.

Contrast Honda's fortunes to those of Suzuki. With just two riders on the
grid, the Rizla Suzuki squad already has four retired engines and a total
of 11 in play. Alvaro Bautista took his 6th engine at Brno, the engine
extension permitted by the Grand Prix Commission coming just at the right
time. Of the other riders, only Ben Spies looks to be in engine trouble,
the Monster Tech 3 Yamaha rider having taken his 5th engine at Brno, but
then Spies' last two new engines coincide with rumors of upgraded parts,
rumors bolstered by Spies' run close to the podium in the Czech Grand Prix.

The remaining Yamaha, Ducati and satellite Honda riders are already on
their 4th engines, with the honorable exception of Mika Kallio, who
has still only three engines so far, only two of which he has raced.
Yamaha has had 2 engines withdrawn, while Ducati has had 5 withdrawn.
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It's a Honda.....

wouldn't matter if they built a v4, v10, inline 6....whatever they build is going to be reliable. Always has been, always will be.
 

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Big Red is not immune to producing lemons from time to time.... ask a new VFR1200 owner with metal shaving in his oil.... or a CBR1000RR owners whose engine burns oil... or an early 83 Interceptor 750 owner who has issues with his cams....while perhaps not lemons, they are/were certainly not perfect..... oh, and don`t forget, this is the same company that produced the RC45, now THERE was a lemon, lol
 

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Lolly won't even need to start the last three racesm he's so far ahead.

Honda should remind Suzuki about all that V4 superiority. They're in pretty bad shape.....
 

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Honda should remind Suzuki about all that V4 superiority. They're in pretty bad shape.....

Suzuki is reminded when Honda spent millions upon millions and never
stopped developing the RC45's V4... because all that 4 stroke knowledge has
first paid off in the RC211V and now the RC212V...
 

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Lolly won't even need to start the last three racesm he's so far ahead.

Honda should remind Suzuki about all that V4 superiority. They're in pretty bad shape.....

to be honest their plan to use the V4 back in the start and their move to a smaller V4 has me all but never buying a suzuki:banghead they are a very good bike maker and their inline four is a top selling and top track bike for a long while. Even with not making a streetbike based GP bike the switch to biatch to follow Honda made no sense and after years of going nowhere with it and have the chance with the smaller motor and looking at yamahas inline they STILL made another worthless V4:wtf

they tried the off the beaten path in 1999 with the TL and while it bombed as a race bike it won as a street bike, the GSV4 will not.

bring back a 1000cc inline and get a real rider to develope it and be serious on a global level suzuki
 
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