That's what I wanted to see, the engine! I couldn't see enuogh of the plastic mock-up either.Very cool!
Interesting that they blurred out the engine.
I would think the Scout engine would have been a logical choice. Give it dual throttle bodies, a boost in compression, hotter cams, and a chassis to match, and you would have something that could be a strong contender I feel.When I first saw it, I thought it had the Indian SCOUT engine in it but I guess it's all new stuff.
That little scout engine probably has lots of hop-up potential.
You're right. The Scout did have overhead cams.The scout has NO push rods.
We’re here to tell you the bike feels good, and a primary part of this is the 69ci (1,133cc), liquid-cooled, 60-degree, V-twin engine that uses chain-driven DOHC and four valves per cylinder fed by a single 60mm throttle body. It’s a semi-dry sump design with a 9,000-rpm redline. High-ish 10.7:1 compression makes it hungry for high-test. The Scout produced 86 hp at 7,730 rpm and 64 pound-feet of torque at 3,320 rpm on the CW dyno. The bigger story on the torque curve is that there are more than 60 pound-feet from 2,400 to 7,400 rpm, and it is a gorgeous straight line of smooth delivery. The cylinders and heads have no fake cooling fins but do have structural ribbing and other aluminum-colored accents. From Cycle world mag.
Depends on who mods the XR1200, and what he does for mods. Also, a lot depends on if you're talking straight line, twisties, or what have ya.The Helcat would smoke it.