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Found this floating around the net....quite an interesting machine here, and pretty sexy I'd say.
Steel trellis frame, inverted air cooled 2000cc engine, carbon swing arm..
Sounds very outside the box to me and that’s what I like.
The bike is built and designed by Daniele ‘Titus’ Sabatini at Nembo Motociclette in Italy with the
philosophy : “less is more except for power and torque”.
Designed around the “Super 32 Rovescio” engine, also a Nembo Motociclette creation, the Super 32 has some quite nice features.
The frame is split in front and back with the engine block as a stressed part, the carbon fiber swing arm holds a carbon fiber wheel and the rear suspension is a Silvano Bellapadrona designed air suspension system.
Up front we find a similar carbon wheel and a more traditional 50mm USD fork
It is not correct to say that the engine is up side down, it was designed this way for several reasons, two of them being that the air cooled cylinders get good wind exposure, and that the crank case which is a stressed member
of the chassie has a favorable position in the layout, the swing arm is bolted solely in the crank case.
Data on the current prototype engine:
4 stroke – 3 cylinders – complying with Euro 3 emissions norms.
Bore : 100 [mm]
Stroke : 77 [mm]
Displacement : 1814 [cc] – 110.7 cubic inches
Compression ratio : 10.5 : 1
Valvetrain : SO(U)HC (single over(under) head camshaft)
Number of valves : 2 valves per cylinder
Cooling system : air/oil cooled
Lubricating oil system: dry sump
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Transmission : 6 speed
Maximum power : 160 [bhp] @ 7000 [rpm]
Maximum torque : 17 [kgm] @ 5250 [rpm] (MISTAKE??? Whats that in ft/lbs)
Maximum engine speed : 7500 [rpm]
Weight : 90 [kg]