Possibly to get the jump on the (as yet unseen) BFA 177, Roberto Barone put these pictures up on his facebook page. (I've edited this for clarity Sept 20) It's an unfinished cylinder as yet, perhaps he likes showing off.
He seems to be a pretty small operator, relatively unknown outside of Smallframe racing circles. He also produces his own Smallframe 154cc direct reed cylinder (examples in following posts), along with a number of exhaust designs. Seems to do quite well in racing.
As usual - no info! I don't know what it is about the Italians, but when pictures like this are posted, not one person asks "what's the port timing?" "how much power do you expect it to produce?" "where do expect peak torque in this design?". They're just saying "bravo!" "top" and "woweee". They will ask for a price though, with just a one word reply "prezzo".
Good chance this kit is aimed directly at racing - especially looking at the porting. Big exhaust with a pretty straight top and bottom probably means the power will kick in pretty hard when it does I imagine. And very unusual boost porting... going to take a lot of work to match your cases up to that! In fact they are looking more like C ports (I'd guess you'd call them) by the time they exit.
Anyway... dragged this out long enough, here's the pics.
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