BMW has finally released technical details on the new "Big Boxer" R18 engine, claiming 116.5 lb-ft. at 3000 rpm, with 110 lb-ft available at just 2000 rpm.
That's 90 hp at about 3000 RPM. For reference my R1150RT makes a claimed 93 hp at about 7000 RPM. Since power = torque * RPM that means the 1800 is making a little more than 2x the torque at 3000 RPM that my 1150 makes at 7000 RPM. That is some kind of torque.1800cc making 90 hp. At that horsepower they should be able to get it to run on moonshine. Or Canadian rye whiskey.
We made 85hp with less than half the capacity, with push rods, over 40 years ago.
Look at the 2:58 location in the vid. Isn't that the fuel injection/throttle-body and air intake without an air filter? One of the guys even mentions the need for air box toward the end. But it looks to me like they are operating that engine without any air filter. Something some people would freak out about. But if you've ever been around old timers, you've seen engines running without filtration. I just like seeing developers doing the same thing some of us old farmer types have done for years.