Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 34. Chapters: Honda Magna, Harley-Davidson Sportster, Harley-Davidson FL, Honda Phantom, Harley-Davidson VRSC, Kawasaki Eliminator, Triumph Rocket III, Harley-Davidson Super Glide, Honda DN-01, Yamaha V-Max and VMAX, Kawasaki Vulcan, Yamaha XV535, BMW R1200C, Yamaha XJ650 Maxim, Suzuki Boulevard M50, Honda Sabre V4, Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic, Honda CMX250C, Yamaha XV1900A, Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Drifter, Yamaha DragStar 650, Yamaha DragStar 1100, Yamaha XV1100, Honda Valkyrie, Suzuki Boulevard C109R, Ducati Diavel, Yamaha DragStar 950, Honda VTX Series, Suzuki Boulevard S40, Kawasaki 454 LTD, Honda Fury, Honda CM125, Yamaha Virago, Cruiser, Suzuki Boulevard S83, Suzuki Boulevard S50, Suzuki Boulevard C50, Yamaha XV750, Suzuki Boulevard M109R, Kawasaki Vulcan 800 Drifter, Honda CM250C. Excerpt: The Honda Magna was a cruiser motorcycle made from 1982 to 1988 and 1994 to 2003 and powered by Honda's V4 engine taken from the VF/VFR. The engine technology and layout was a descendant of Honda's racing V4 machines, such as the NS750 and NR750. The introduction of this engine on the Magna and the Sabre in 1982 was milestone in the evolution of motorcycles that would culminate in 1983 with the introduction of the Interceptor V-4. The V45's performance is comparable to that of Valkyries and Honda's 1800cc V-twin cruisers. However, its mix of performance, reliability, and refinement was overshadowed by the more powerful 1, 098 cc qV65q Magna in 1983. While Honda's release of their V4 technology in the Magna (and other bikes like the Sabre and Interceptor) was certainly a bold move, it was somewhat overshadowed by at least two problems. One was the decline of motorcycle sales after the boom in the 1970s. While Honda quality was a given and the amount of features provided in these bikes was great, they were still relatively expensive bikes at t...Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
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