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Do you get more power from an engine with 2 cylinders and a displacement of 650, or 4 cyl and the same displacement? Answered

Kinda speaks for itself... I know the 4 cyl is smoother...

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ejp1087Best Answer (author)2009-02-11

I'm pretty sure 4 cylinder engines will have more horsepower for a given displacement, but I can't remember why. Here's a good link I found that might better explain the answer to your question.

http://www.chicagolandsportbikes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66859

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thebair (author)2010-07-26

I say 4-cylender would do because one piston ignites and then the next..... The 2 cylender will have more trouble makeing cycles on rough ground

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general zee (author)2009-03-28

4 cylinder will have more for two reasons, higher top speed, and more cylinders.

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Swishercutter (author)2009-02-13

Horsepower is not everything. Don't forget torque and max engine revs. All are varied by displacement and number of cylinders. Basically, a bigger cylinder means more reciprocating mass which makes for a lower max engine RPM. Probably a bunch of torque on your low end with a 2 cyl but no top end. I could be wrong.

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