The UCE engine is IMO in production since 2008 ...This is not anywhere near what is called fast today. If you're buying this bike, you're buying a beautiful one-cylinder homage to a machine that has been in production longer than any other engine. It sounds great, but is more of a leisurely country road bike and not at all a track bike. I'm keeping mine even though I ride it rarely.
now this is definitely wrong. The old engine built til 2007, and even the Austrian design of the machismo, had a very different built. for one gear and engine where separate but also the materials (cast iron vs. aluminum) and even the ratio (less of a long stroke). so no, that IS a new engine, designed in 2007 or 8 to standards of the 60s.It's not more powerful because it hasn't been re-engineered.