Straight six of the best

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A straight-six en­gine specif­i­cally de­signed for a mo­tor­bike is at the heart of BMW’s new Con­cept 6. BMW says the en­gine is about 10cm slim­mer than any pre­vi­ous straight-six pro­duc­tion en­gine and is only marginally wider than a large ca­pac­ity in-line four-cylin­der en­gine.

Power is said to be about that of BMW’s 1.3-litre straight-four power units, but there’s 130Nm on tap from only 2000 revs, which will make the six­cylin­der a flex­i­ble pow­er­plant for use in a range of BMW mod­els.

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