The V-One is a rotary valve case, and the VR-One is a reed case.
What is new about them?
The mounting pad for the cylinder is broader and not undercut like the original.
It's already matched to the 210 Malossi kits.
The cases are held together with M8 screws and not M7 bolts.
Below the crank there is an extra screw holding the halves together.
The flywheel side bearing uses the chunkier T5 bearing.
The clutch side bearing retaining casting is much bigger and stronger than the original.
There's a 'pad' just in front of the selector box mount, I'm guessing that it will hit the ground before the selector box when leaning on right-handers.
Prices have been released. In the UK VE will be distributing, rotary valve: £699.82 and reed induction: £792.86 (includes 30mm manifold but not sure if reed itself is supplied).
At Malossistore.de the price will be 790/895 euro.
As a comparison the current 200 cases made by Malossi but an exact replica of the Piaggio ones are 1210 euros at SIP!
Pinasco cases are 545/587 euros.
The reed opening is much bigger than LML or Pinasco. The reed supplied, according to SLUK, is a "much larger reed block that is equivalent in size to a 6-petal block"
The really important thing about the location of the reed opening however is the positioning. To get good unrestricted flow from the reed to the cylinder generally involves a lot of work, and a flowed or bell crank.
With this MHR case the opening has been brought forward towards the cylinder. This means that even if you fit a full circle crank, it won't be in the way of flow. So you can get the benefits of the heavier crank with better balance and better flow to the cylinder as well. 2 stroke motorcycles mostly all use a similar arrangement now, rather than cylinder-mounted reeds.
A downside is the 'Malossi' cast into the swingarm where you would normally stamp your number. Whether this makes it to the production version who knows?
The carb connection on the reed version has been kept nice and low.
Selector box saver?
This still from the video shows the space that will be available around the crank
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