Jason Fogelson on Harley-Davidson’s new engine:
The Milwaukee-Eight will have one overhead camshaft (abandoning the dual camshafts of the Twin Cam engine) and four valves per cylinder. Rubber mounting and an internal counter balancer promise reduced vibration. Redesigned cylinder heads and exhaust system provide better heat management. A new knock-sensor for each cylinder sharpens timing precision, and allows for a lower (850 rpm vs 1,000 rpm) idle speed, further reducing engine heat. H-D touts a “richer” exhaust note, too – a feature that is highly prized by Harley riders.
No mention of the price tag.
Harley-Davidson’s ticker symbol is HOG. Appropriate, no?