Because of the target demographic the bike was developed for;It's a 20% gain for that displacement. It is an overhead cam and we are waiting for a cam to come in and see what it does. Also there is no head work done to this either and that is coming soon as well. Not sure why the MoCo did not go that big to begin with... good question!
The Street need to match the price point of the Asian scooters it needs to beat out for sales. And I'm thinking that once the Asian trade deal is done, Harley has that covered.Because of the target demographic the bike was developed for;
Countries with CC stepped licenses, countries with lots and lots of riders doing very short distance commutes and as a smaller European college ride.
And they sell it in the USA to the dealers for the motorcycle courses. Plus they are hoping the hipsters might like it. Judging from the ads I have seen.
They sure hit the size on the head as it sells like mad overseas.
Bottle the thing for cheaper HP on call when you need it.
The real problem you run up against is the fact this one is a single overhead cam. If this followed the Revolution with the double cam you could flow the shitt out of the system. Single, not so much without boost.
any feedback on the durability of these new motors?? Are they like the UJM's of old (in-line OHC 4's) that you could ride around on red-line all day - everyday! :redrolf: