...just to provoke....considering S&S engine was the second choice (the first was H.D. 1.800 c.c. if memory serves me) why not a third choice? E.g. it could be a (Piaggio)Moto Guzzi 1.200 c.c. V8 100 cv(from Stelvio or Norge motorbike).
Interesting (and provking
) engine alternative but do not dream in terms of a roaring V8.. The Moto Guzzi Norge GT 8V is a air-cooled 1151cc twin with four valves per cylinder. Good for 102hp (75kW) at 7000rpm and 104Nm at 5500rpm. Gearbox/drive train setup will be a challenge.
But unfortunately it does not really work for me, maybe there is something with mixing Italy with England. Fantastic by themselves but hard to mix together to make a perfect dish
The almost 2-litre S&S engine is forever planted in my picture of the M3W, I can even accept that it is not english. Please, please make it work...
As with rumours I guess there is no smoke without fire but untill I know for sure I will just relax and wait for information
. But if the M3W needs to be reworked in a drastic way I guess we all have the chance to reevaluate our deposits.
- Some demonstrators have been delivered but I have not yet seen any dealer shouting out the great news on their website?
- Is the weight issue only in UK?
- Is the homologization (or whatever it is called) done separatly in every single country or just done once (in the country of origin and for all markets)?
- To now take away another 50 kilo late in the product development will be challenging, maybe there is 20 kilos to gain from going to a drasticly smaller engine (evil thought). The whole tubular frame probably needs to to be reconstructed, maybe using aluminum pipes/profiles and make it "work together with the sheet aluminum shell in a more load carrying and weight saving way". I have a feeling that the aluminum shell today is more covering the frame than it is utilized as a part of the construction...but I am no expert