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Looks interesting
 

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I just don't see that working at all. I only have 2 jugs and it can get very warm. Can you imagine 3?
 

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I got 4 jugs and it is no worse than two.
 

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Need I remind you, yours are itty bitty. :D
 

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I could almost see it working if they rotated the whole mess 90º. Then you would have something that would look like a Ducati or a boxer BMW but with 3 instead of 2.
 

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Interesting design.

Just because they patent something does not mean they will build it. Patents are sometimes used defensively to prevent competitors from using a particular design.

Euro 4 regulations kick in in 2016 and Euro 5 in 2020. Those regs continue the trend requiring increasingly cleaner emissions, so it's not likely that BMW will introduce any new large capacity air cooled engines. If a "W" engine configuration is in the works, it's likely to be liquid cooled. BMW just migrated their R1200 series boxer engines from air/oil cooling to liquid/oil cooling.
 

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Hog, there for a minute I thought you were talking about the girl with the 3 cylinders. 90 degrees wouldn't be as nice as 180:biggrin:

Here's a few from the past:http://thekneeslider.com/images/2009/08/moto-guzzi-w103.jpg

http://www.ducati.com/pub/image.do?...dth=634&color=D8D8D8&height=356&ext=image.png

The 4 cylinder Ducati motorcycle was actually produced and sold but if I remember correctly, it was to heavy and not very powerful for the complexity. I believe the Italian police force rode them for a while.

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The 4 cylinder Ducati motorcycle was actually produced and sold but if I remember correctly, it was to heavy and not very powerful for the complexity. I believe the Italian police force rode them for a while.

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Ducati's MotoGP bike is a V-4.

IIRC the last time Ducati sold a 4-cylinder street bike was the Desmosedici RR in 2008. Weight wasn't a problem. It weighed 377 lbs and made 200 HP!
 

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First they copy(sort of) the Japanese with the S1000rr, now at first look copy Victory or Harley only with three cylinders. Hope it works for as weird as it looks.
 

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To me, the bike is kinda boring. The only interesting part is the engine. I don't really care for it, but it's interesting.

And being a German design, I'm sure it will be simple and easy to work on.:p
 

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And that would bother you?;)

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