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Where Honda engines came from..?

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Post Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:12 pm

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What German motorcycle engine designed about 1950, with overhead cam and single unit crankcase and trans, was the direct inspiration for the early twins Honda designed more than 10 years later ??

Post Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:48 pm

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I dunno. But the original engine used in the very first Honda's was a washing machine engine. :mrgreen:

Post Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:39 am

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Location: Utah,USA
Guessing Horex probably had quite an influence.

Post Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:37 pm

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And the Grand prize goes to"""JOHNR"""for the correct answer. I have read of this Horex/Honda connection in several cycle puplications over the years. I had noticed the similarity in the engines already because I own a restored Zundapp Citation which was actually the Horex Imperator design, built and reworked for the American market buy Zundapp after Horex company folded.

Post Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:54 am

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Location: Utah,USA
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