Mazda V-twin engine

Mazda's first automobile engine was the V-twin family. This tiny air-cooled engine was only produced for a few years in the early 1960s before Mazda introduced a more common inline-four engine configuration.

V-twin engine in Mazda R360 engine compartment

BA (356 cc)Edit

The first automobile engine from Mazda was the 356 cc (60x63 mm) air-cooled 90° V-twin. It was an overhead valve 4-valve pushrod design. This engine produced 16 PS (12 kW) and 16 lb·ft (22 Nm) in the 1960 Mazda R360.

EB (577 cc)Edit

The engine was enlarged to 577 cc for the 1961 B600, which was built until 1966.[1] It produces 20 PS (15 kW) at 4300 rpm and 3.8 kg⋅m (37 N⋅m; 27 lb⋅ft) of torque at 3000 rpm. This engine is popular with custom motorcycle builders in Indonesia, who use it in a variety of frames to emulate the V-twin engined Harley-Davidsons.


  1. ^ Fauzan, Hafizh (2019-07-09). "Review Mazda B600 1965: Pelopor Mobil Mazda Pertama di Indonesia" [1965 Mazda B600 Review: A Pioneer, Mazda's First in Indonesia]. (in Indonesian). Archived from the original on 2020-06-30.

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