- Aug 10, 2014
I could not agree more, as the sound of a Commando running fluted peashooters is pure music. I did think about a 961 Norton a few years back, but the fact that it didn't have a 360 deg. crank put me off even though I love the sound of vee twins, & my Buell especially. There is no way I would change any of my Brit twins in this way. Other opinions are of course available.I think that for a FACTORY to produce a 270 twin makes sense. They will put in the necessary R&D into balancing etc. They will also have the equipment to make the cams without issue etc.
But when a DIYer does it, I tend to think that the the amount of opportunity to get such things wrong, or at least sub optimal, must go a long way to undoing the whole point.
And also, I’m just biased, I just prefer the nice crisp sound of a 360 degree Brit twin. When people say ‘it’s great, it’s like a v twin’ I always think, well why not just buy a v twin then ?!?
What about the rationale? I miss an explanation in the presentations. It can't be a power surge - no one has yet demonstrated a rephased engine produces more power.Prob see more of it down that road, certainly, the yam xs650 folks have already.