That's just half the story, however. Contrary to current practice, said cylinder is also tilted backward, away from the front wheel. Much has been made of a crankshaft's rotational inertia, and its influence on handling. But until now, no one has considered the rotational inertia of the camshafts, spinning high above the crank at half speed. By tilting the cylinder back, that inertia moves closer to the bike's center of gravity, where it's least likely to affect handling. It's the same sort of thinking that led to the award-winning Husaberg FE450's "upside-down" engine, which positions its crankshaft above its gearbox with its cylinder jutting forward almost horizontally.