Originally Posted by hillbillypolack
While true, how many of those engine configurations have cylinders hanging outside the vehicle?
I'd hate to see what would happen if this were a unified engine casting:
It seems you would propose to move away from the boxer engine....with the jugs needlessly sticking out....and go to some thing like the "brick" or the more current parallel twin aka f800GS, yamaha Tinerie(ooops spelling), honda and others. All of these have cylinders as integral castings within the whole block.