There is a common argument about power Vs Torque With some people quoting peak power and others talking about Torque curves. So what are the variables? From what I gather less cylinders gives you a flatter torque curve, but peaks out at less revs giving you less peak power. More Cylinders needs to be revved more before it gets into the meat of the torque, but can spin to huge power numbers. Then there is the word Detuning. Now before we look at this question I will state as a public service announcement that you should never mention this in front of VTR Elmarco, or you probably get a punch in the mouth. What does it achieve? It makes the bike less powerful, but does it mean you also get better torque down low? And last of all. Can you broaden the Body of the Torque curve without changing the physical attributes of the engine? Is it all about Bore and Stroke? Or can you use timing and exhaust tuning to give a peaky bike a better low end toque profile?