Honda Magna Bobber Kit
The world of motorcycles and bikes is a fascinating one. There are several enthusiasts for these too. While the style and version of the bikes might vary, the love for riding remains the same. This kind of love was received for the Magna Bobber. This Magna Bobber actually known as the Honda Magna was basically a cruiser motorcycle. The Magna Bobber was made during the period from 1982 to 1988 and then again from 1994 to 2003. The Magna Bobber was powered by the V4 engine made by the Honda Company, which was like the NS750 and the NR750. The engine was initially introduced in Magna Bobber and also the Sabre in the year 1982. This was seen as a milestone concerning the evolution of motorcycles.
The performance of V45’s can be compared to that of the Valkyries along with the Honda’s 1800 cc V-Twin cruisers. Though it had several strong points, it did seem to be overthrown by the Magna ‘V65’ with 1098cc in the year 1983. The introduction of the V4 technology of the Honda Company in the Magna series was considered to a big step, although, it was shadowed by some minor problems. The one major setback was that the decrease in the motorcycle sales, which was happening after the boom in the period of 1970s. Though these sets of bikes did seem to stand out in terms of quality and features, however, it seemed to be a bit costly in comparison with the timeline.
Since the market was already going low, it was difficult to sell such a costly bike in that space. This was followed by a downfall in the period of 1982 where the bike seemed to witness certain manufacturing and engineering problems. However, there were some highlight stories to the bike like the one by Doris Maron. She was a grandmother from Canada who managed to tour the whole world in this bike solo. This was even performed without the help of any assistance crew, which usually accompanies riders in such a tour.
During the years of 1982 to 1988, the Honda Magna managed to include some unique features to it, in the cruiser market which was dominated by the V-twin engines. The mentioned V-4 engine did manage to give a balance between the torque for high horsepower and for good acceleration. The bike managed to give a smooth delivery of power in comparison with the V-twin. This was possible because of the 90-degree layout which enabled less primary vibration along with the four-cylinder helping smoothness. The bike was also able to give a top speed along with a high redline.
Factors like large piston diameter, short stroke, and good engine balance added to these benefits. Apart from the mentioned engine aspects the bike also had transmission of six-speed which paved way for the good economy even at high speeds. The bike also came up with water cooling along with a shaft drive which was seen in early Honda's. Though the shaft seemed to take some power during the low-speed driving or inside the town, it did manage to give almost free maintenance