I don't think the twins shoot out of corners well because they have torque-ier motors than the fours because they don't. The fours have a grip load more torque throughout the powerband. you're right though when you said that twins tend to keep they're tires down on the ground better than fours therefore are more able to deliver power efficiently. Reason being (read form somewhere a while ago...) twin engines pulsate at a slower rate than fours so in esseance the twin motor gives the tires enough time to regain its grip with the road between each pulsating interval. However, the fours have motors that pulsate at a much higher frequency and what this amounts to can be simply put in that fours do not give the tires as much time to "regrip" the road between each pulsing interval. what it boils down to is that twins are able to keep the rear planted moreso than fours (in general) when rolling on/off the throttle.yamarulz said:Just a continuation on the thought, ever notice how the big v twin Ducatis and Honda RC51's got really good drive off the corners? They had inherently torquey motors down low, which in turn gave them better drive with much less fuss and chassis upset. Vice versa, the bigger 4 cylinder bikes with peakier power bands would notoriously spin up the rear, especially getting on to the banking at DIS. I imagine the new 04 R1 will be trickyier to get haulin out of corners because of the peaky engine config. but once it can smooth out and accelerate, it should be fun to watch.
... but the R1 keeps on until 13700!!!the G1k has a SERIOUS advantage all the way up the revs up to 12000....wow