Milwaukee Eight – Here are the first pictures of the new Harley-Davidson Big Twin, named “Milwaukee Eight”. A new engine that would equip the new Touring motorcycles in 2017. We will know much more in the official presentation. Harley schedules it for the end of August.
Harley-Davidson introduces the patent of the Milwaukee Eight in 2015. Like others before him, Flathead, Knucklehead, Panhead, Shovelhead, Evolution or Twin Cam owes its name to the 4-valve design. The new engine respects the new Euro4 standard. It also increases horsepower and torque values. Unlike those of the V-Rod and Via 750, 4 valve engines unique American brand, the Milwaukee Eight would be air-cooled. However, Harley must confirm it. It will increase to 117.
To integrate the CVO, 110 equipped the latest models. It was just 110 “low stock” this year. The capacity of the new engine is clearly 107 cubic inches (1753cc). Because the engine is new, there will be not a larger version of the future models. There is already talk of 117ci (1917cc) or 120ci (1966cc) versions for the CVO.
Milwaukee Eight will be the basis of the next generation of big-capacity Harleys
The Milwaukee-Eight has been in the works for a while. Finally, it will appear on a production motorcycle in 2017. The latest generation of Twin Cam hasn’t been around long. The Twin Cooled High Output version accompanied the ‘Project Rushmore’ updates in 2014. The Milwaukee-Eight is the basis of the Harleys big-capacity’s next generation. What we know so far is that the Milwaukee-Eight has a brand new engine design. Despite its traditional pushrod valve actuation and air-cooled. The pushrod tubes on each cylinder are parallel. Instead of converging as they do on the current Twin Cam engine. This means that there are separate intake and exhaust cams for a total of three cams. Or maybe even four.
Normally, four-valve heads are associated with greater speed. Also, with high performance engines, usually with double overhead camshaft. As site is related to deaf engines more interested to the couple and usually with only two valves per cylinder.