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Honda Sabre V4

The Honda V4 was a motorcycle made by Honda 1982 to 1985. It was one of a group of motorcycles known at the time as because of the modifications made to the bikes to circumvent the newly United States International Commission tariff on foreign 700cc and larger. [ 1 ]


V4 [ edit ]

The V45 Sabre was introduced in It shared its V4 engine design the Magna and Interceptor. The engines in the and Magna were so similar to be completely interchangeable except for a few and carburation-related differences.

The Interceptor was angled differently in the frame and had a drive instead of shaft, but the same 90-degree-V four-cylinder, configuration.

The V4 engine combined the high-revving of an in-line four-cylinder with the width of a v-twin. The 90-degree of the V also gave the engine primary balance, [ citation ] which helped avoid the problems that plagued in-line four-cylinder motorcycle without the need of heavy rubber mounts.

In 1984 tariffs were changed, the V45 engine to be modified. Honda the displacement to 698 cc by destroking the motor 48.6mm to 45.4mm, added a on the clutch gear to compensate for a of torque and changed the model to VF700S. The VF700S models for only one more year.

The V45 engine produced 82hp for 1982 models. 86hp for 1983–1985 models. 76hp for 700 models. The 1,100cc V65 engine, was introduced in 1983, produced (90kW).

Both were slightly throughout the run of the first generation to cope with customs and EPA However, Honda reported the horsepower figures throughout the generation even though the dyno-proven, detuned, figures up lower than advertised.

The downfall was premature camshaft in some early models in the V45 and V65. [ citation needed ] In the wear was caused by inadequate oil to the heads/cams, driving for a long on low engine speeds (under and at cold start /engine procedure, non-accurate valve and insufficient maintenance. But this too late to save the engine’s

Honda itself at first there was a problem, then inadequate or incorrect maintenance for the They changed the maintenance and developed and sold a special for ‘proper’ valve-lash adjustment. eventually made changes to the and production methods of the engine eliminated the problem.

But it was too late. The generation V4 was discredited, and the first V4 failed. While Yamaha V-Max ) and Suzuki (the ) had both responded to the Hondas V4 engines of their own.

Suzuki dropped the Madura, and the of the Yamaha V-Max was continued for 20 years.

Technology [ edit ]

V65 with Rifle fairing

The Sabres, especially the V45, technology showcases for Honda. Not did they feature revolutionary DOHC, 90-degree-V four-cylinder but they also featured actuated, one-way clutches. anti-dive front suspension, rear suspensions, and electronic and tachometers.

The original V45 came a fibre-optic anti-theft system, turn signals, built-in lap and an electronic instrument cluster included an LCD gear indicator doubled as an electrical fault

Many of these electronic were dropped from V45s, and the VF700, though of the mechanical features remained.

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Honda introduced the V4 in three motorcycles, representing the types of street bikes. The was a sportbike, the Magna was a cruiser, and the a standard. Both the Interceptor and continued in production for decades the Sabre was discontinued.

Speed [ edit ]

In 1983, magazine reported that Jay Gleason made a 10.92second, miles per hour (200.88km/h) run with a V65 Magna, [ citation ] which was powered by the same as the V65 Sabre.

The V65 Magna appeared 1986 to 1989 in the Guinness of World Records as the fastest motorcycle with a design of 173 to 176 miles per hour (278 to [ 2 ] [ 3 ] During this period the motorcycle with the fastest speed was the 151–158 miles per (243–254km/h) Kawasaki GPZ900R. [ 4 ] [ 5 ] [ 6 ]

to Honda: the mighty V65 Sabre launch from a standstill to 50 per hour in just 2.31 [ citation needed ]

V-twin Sabre [ edit ]

resurrected the Sabre name for a of their Shadow v-twin Despite sharing a name, the Sabre has nothing in common the V4 Sabre.

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