I believe (but I could be wrong) that MV uses the term "Radial Valve" as a description of the relative position of the four valves in the cylinder head. In the MV's case the valve stems are splayed-out a bit so that the four valve faces are arranged radially in the combustion chamber. It sorta makes me think "Hemi" -Sean
"However, that didn't last long and Italy's insistence on twin cylinder power surely didn't help." Another prediction by the Great Motorcycle Prophet vindicated. Nice Review sexy bike too bad Tamburni won't be able to design the new V-4 Ducati Streetbike coming soon..
I swear! The way Yossef describes things, he could probably sell me a Puch-Moped and it would be a week before I realize, I'd been had. That was some really good writing.
As for the $21,495.00 MSRP "GASP!" Okay, the damn thing is absolutely beautiful, and it does measure up, Spec-Wise, but thats some serious freight to pay for engineering that can be had for a lot less.
Hey, Yossef! Would you mind helping me out, the next time Im thinking about buying a, vintage, Stratocaster? Those old Strats are generally awful, but you could probably talk me into anything.
You've probably read Sean's explaination of radial valves in the thread above by now. What Sean didn't mention is that the radial valve configuration in production motorcycles has been in use since at least 1983 by Honda, as the XR 350 I explored Baja on had them. Look on any older Honda thumper and if you see RVCC on the head it means radial vavle combustion chamber. VWW
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