Mention the word “Rotary” or “Wankel” to a car enthusiast and the first thing that’ll come to their minds is Mazda’s RX-7 and RX-8, and in some cases the Mazda 787B Group C Le Mans race car. But few are aware that these magical triangular power generators also appeared on two-wheelers, race bikes that too!
Rotary engines, apart from their efficiency drawbacks, were a perfect fit for superbikes. They produced high power and moderate torque wrapped in a small package; all of this with a very high redline. It is a shame that they...
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Updated Date: Apr 23, 2016 10:22:44 IST