I’ve heard that argument before, and it is something I have seriously taken into consideration. But doesn’t the twins increase in torque cancel out the decrease in power you are referring to (in regards to this discussion)?
Also, the 500R is an I-4. If your argument holds true that an I-4 is a lot faster than a V-2 or P-2, then will the difference between a 500cc I-4 and a 600cc V-2 be negligible when compared? In applying this, the power of these two engines seem pretty damn close too be claiming that the difference between these two engines makes a world of difference for beginners. But it might, and that’s why I’m here, to find out why.
So is we apply this theory to the paradox, we have:
“A 650cc V-Twin is a good beginner bike, but a 600cc I-4 is not.”
For what they are claiming, those numbers just don’t add up to me.