Why a 88° V-Twin?
The 90° V-Twin brings great advantages like an improved balance factor and a smoother running engine. George Brough explored 90° during WWII. An entirely new 90° V-Twin engined motorcycle prototype was designed and built in 1944.
The prototype engine was built with 3 flywheels - left, right and center - with offset pins at 90°, the top end was from the Matchless engine SS100 featuring hairpin valve springs.
It was generally recognised as a fine machine with great character.
Our new engine combines these advantages with a shorter stroke so improving rpm. 88° refines 90°.