What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?

Want a major Japanese manufacturer to build a small roadster, with a motorcycle engine? What happened to this idea?

video by NBC Jay Lenos Garage.

Why is this not still a thing? A Miata sized car, with a Goldwing or Hayabusa engine. Light and nimble. Small manufacturers make similar vehicles with 4 cylinder car engines.


Honda S600, Toyota Sports 800, I’m sure there’s more. Why did this stop? They sound fantastic. Cycle engines have come along way since these cars of the 20th century. I want a new one to drool over, and dream of swapping with a bigger bike engine. Maybe just add turbos, or a supercharger.

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