Hours and hours of design, calculation and processing: a meticulous engineering work has been carried out for the new V4 Granturismo in order to obtain the characteristics of smoothness and progressive torque delivery that make this new engine extremely versatile and performing in the most varied conditions.
It is not only about thermal efficiency, but also engine architecture and sizing.
We talked about it with Andrea Levati, V4 Granturismo Project Leader
From the first drafts to the definition of the final layout, the new V4 Granturismo project kept the engine development team involved at all levels.
“We started by defining its displacement. Working on a large bore, we were able to avoid having a “long” and “high” engine, which would have meant excessive seat height, an unmanageable centre of gravity and little ground clearance, thus heavily compromising off-road riding.
The maximum compactness of a short engine was also the key to increased handling. From its compact engine, easy to place in the vehicle's layout, came a precise centre of gravity positioning and a more effective chassis, whose end result is an agile, easy-to-ride bike.