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Power is a claimed 207bhp with ram-air with 84ftlb or torque @11,500rpm. The extra few BHP is largely down to new cam profiles and a redesigned combustion chamber. The motor also gets large-diameter valves, head ports and there’s a bigger volume airbox.

But it’s how the power is delivered that makes this motorcycle such an exciting proposition. Electronic throttle valves could allow the ECU to control how much fuel and air is delivered to the engine. That works alongside the new S-KTRC traction control system which – like modern WSB machines – can enable the motor to effectively be a twin, three-cylinder or full-on four as needed. This gives the most amount of useable torque and power at pre-determined throttle and rev settings by changing engine characteristics for each possible scenario.