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Liquid cooled. The Suz. 800cc Marauder. Water or oil cooled? Which is better? Why are so many bikes water cooled? Can it be disabled in cooler climates? I say no.

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Water cooled engines allow for a much more compact construction and a defined cooling on a wider operation band.

And no. Water Cooling should not be disabled under any circumstands, except you want to kill the engine. It would be killed, even on the north pole.

Air cooled engines have a much simpler design and production costs, also much lighter usualy, But need a lot of space. Also the heat distribution can be challinging construtructive task.

Oil cooling is available for both cooling models, but usualy only with 4-stroke engines. It just adds more cooling to the engine

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