How much power can I expect to get from my Pantah?

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I fished out of the depths of my hard disks some old XLS files where I had tried to assess what kind of performance one could expect from an accurately tuned Pantah. The starting basis was that “all Pantahs are created equal” that is to say, that the designers increased capacity, from […]

How much power can I get from a well tuned motor?

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It’s very difficult to obtain a reliable “absolute” measure of power. A normal dyno bench will give you a “relative” measure, useful if you want to check the progress in the tuning of a certain motor. Too many parameters influence very strongly the measure of power and precision and constancy […]

Why a 90° V twin? Why not a simpler motor?

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Remember the Ducati Supermono? That outstanding racing single of the nineties that was only available as a racing bike? With a capacity of 550 cc it reached a top power of 75 HP at 10000 rpm: not bad for a big single! Its engine was practically that of an 888 […]