Motorcycle Engines

Many Engines are used in different types. 

For example., 
  1. Single-Cylinder
  2. Parallel-twin 
  3. Inline line
  4. Inline-four
  5. Flat-twin
  6. V-4
  7. V-twin 
  8. Flat-four (or) Flat-six.

First single cylinder:

  • The most commonly used on motorcycles because it’s cheap to produce and easily fix and maintain. 
  • The piston does all the hard work here, but an inherently unbalanced system and especially the large cubic capacities.
  • So it’s optimal for small displacement motors, as it keeps the reciprocating mass (piston) at low, and is seen regularly on budget-friendly motorcycles like the Bajaj Discover 125, Honda CB Hornet 160R and the Suzuki Gixxer.
  • lightweight.
  • High torque produced at low revs.
  • Much cost-effective.
  • Sharp and fast according to throttle.
  • Therefore light weighted sports bikes are made with single-cylinder engines.
  • A lot of vibration.
  • To reduce vibration and keep that in control extra part like balance and
  • Difficult balancing.


  • Parallel Twin engines or inline Two engines have an extra cylinder at disposal.
  • The two cylinders are placed parallel to each other and share on one cylinder block.
  • These types of engine construction are on entry-level sportbikes such as the BMW F 850 GS, Kawasaki Ninja 300, and Yamaha R3.
  • So they offer smother and power delivery to compare a V-twin.


  • High performance.
  • Good balance.
  • Comfort.
  • High Vibration Problem
  • The inline twin setup engine needs a different fueling system and separate ignition system for both the cylinders

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