Originally Posted by vtbob
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.
Not proposing anything at all. Just bringing to light that a common cylinder / engine casting in automobile sees different service (as well as service life) than our Boxers. With the pics, I was only pointing out a possible situation which might not bode well for a unified design.
Also, from von Kuehnheim's earlier interview and insight. . . it makes me wonder if the images we've seen are development mules for the engine, related castings and design-and nothing more. Just a passing thought, since the bodywork isnt moving the aesthetic forward in any significant way. . .