YouTuber explains why Honda's oval piston engine is absolutely crazy

What is an oval piston and how does it work?
Loukia Papadopoulos

Have you heard of Honda's oval piston? YouTuber Driven Media describes it as an answer to a question no one has asked that produced one of the "maddest engines you have ever seen." Have we piqued your curiosity yet?

The video begins by comparing a normal piston to Honda's oval piston, and we must say the difference is quite substantial. Better yet, the video explains that the oval piston was not just some crazy prototype that never saw the light of day.

Honda took it racing and even somehow sold a road-legal version. How did it all happen?

It all started back in the 1970s when Honda wanted to do something original with its motorbike racing engine. They refused to go down the same path as everyone else and build two-stroke engines. This was when the engineering team at Honda came up with the idea of an oval-shaped piston engine.