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A Bike Worth Buying for the Engine

Yeah, we know. The MST looks like just sport-touring bike. It’s

It’s an American sport-touring built by an Alabama startup and by what is, essentially, half a engine.

The MST and its upscale brother, the make their public at Daytona Bike Week They feature a sweet direct-injection V4 that is by far the coolest about the bike. It’s the direct-injected gasoline-burning V4, and it was designed by the outfit that builds racing engines like the winning LS7.R.

It literally is half of an LS7.R, downsized.

The engine, dubbed the is built on the same assembly as the Vette race motor. like the 7.0-liter V8 that the Corvette GT1 to victory at Le Mans, the has a 90-degree V. The aluminum block nickel-silicon-carbide-coated linerless bores. are two pushrod valves per-cylinder, a single cam mounted in the valley cylinders and hydraulic valve

The KMV4 — for Katech Motus V4 — 160 horsepower at 7,800 RPM and 122 pound-feet at RPM.

Motus hails the as being all-day comfortable for humans without sacrificing The engine architecture is a big part of providing a huge spread of torque to counter the typically revs experienced on most motorcycles.

“We’ve focused on the street riding experience and fun, usable power for touring,” company co-founder Case told Hell for . “That means high over a wide rev range, a wheelbase and suspension, appropriate protection for comfort and low fatigue long distances, all in a 500-pound

Of course, other LS-motor apply too. There’s no for valve adjustments and the motor incredibly simple and easy to on. Weight — 130 pounds — is on par with smaller engines, despite doubling the typical motorcycle

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“The engine we’ve should spice up the relatively sport-touring market with the characteristics of a big V-twin combined the smoothness of an inline-four and an engineered unlike anything on the market,” said.

Race Engine Technology has been highly impressed the engine, speculating that architecture could be the ideal of a Formula One engine when F1 from 2.4-liter V8s to turbo- or four-bangers. Give the KMV4 induction and it could be the perfect 300 engine for the next-gen Delta Racer Indy Car .

The engine in a chassis designed and built by Miller Engineering. Pratt also built the transmission and The transverse-mounted engine provides a look with the heads and poking out. Adding to the factor are four 40mm bodies fed by vertical intake

It also is shorter and more than a comparable inline-four, Motus to spec a relatively wheelbase and make the engine a of the chassis. Despite being sideways, the 1,645cc V4 is narrower — by inches — than the 1,649cc in the new BMW K1600GT. It measures just 18 wide.

And at 130 pounds, it would be the swap for, say, a Miata.

This post was by Wes Siler of Hell for Leather; a of it also appeared on Jalopnik .

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