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Old 03-22-2012, 05:51 AM   #11
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The MV has a "radial-valve engine." I did a little looking on the interwebs and it appears the term refers to the arrangement of the valves, and/or the shape of the combustion chamber (a la "Hemi").

Does anyone know what the real or claimed benefits of the MV radial valve configuration are? Or why and how it works?
The value is it says Valvo Radiale on the side cover and poeple are pretty impressed with that.
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:57 AM   #12
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The value is it says Valvo Radiale on the side cover and poeple are pretty impressed with that.
Like the giant chrome "6" on the side of your Bimmer's engine?
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:38 AM   #13
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Like the giant chrome "6" on the side of your Bimmer's engine?
I turned it upside down and I'm getting WAY more chicks now!
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:09 AM   #14
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I saw a few of the 6's around Daytona. Not a bad looking bike; at least compared to a GoldWing. Can't wait till they come out with a sport/naked version of that drivetrain though.
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:33 AM   #15
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I saw a few of the 6's around Daytona. Not a bad looking bike; at least compared to a GoldWing. Can't wait till they come out with a sport/naked version of that drivetrain though.
I'll just put that in the "we'll see" column. Theoretically, it would be bada$$, but the radiator and oil cooler on that thing is huge and I'm not certain you'd even see the six gleaming exhaust pipes.
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As a former Brutale owner, I love the MV but this time I think I'd buy the Aprilia. I may have to start haunting my local dealer and finagle a test ride.
You're such a moto-sl*t, Buz.
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The value is it says Valvo Radiale on the side cover and poeple are pretty impressed with that.
If it said "Quattrovalvole Radiale" the price would be $2000 higher.
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:27 AM   #18
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The value of the radial valve arraingment Grasshopper, is in higher compression, better cooling and more efficient scavenging of the spent gasses..

The value of the stupid pop-up Honda adds under each picture is appearantly to try my patience.

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The value of the radial valve arraingment Grasshopper, is in higher compression, better cooling and more efficient scavenging of the spent gasses..
Forgive me Master, but you confuse me. Your answers are like the advertisement of hemmoroid relief cremes. Many promises, yet my ******* still burns.

How can the arrangement of the Lotus Flower Valves change the compression of the River of Sorrow Cylinder? Why does radial valve arrangement scavage gasses better?

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