I’ve seen quite a few videos talking about different motorcycle engine architectures (?) and their pros/cons and comparissons between them.
The general idea I’ve gathered so far is that moving from 1 to more cylinders, you lose low-end torque but gain top speed, and I assume high-end torque as well.
I haven’t come across any video explaining how the cylinders play their part in this. Why wouldn’t more cylinders equate to more torque across the whole range? Is my main premise wrong?
Note, I’m talking mainly about the “typical” engines, without V or any other weird angles, but feel free to educate me about that as well if you think it’s easily digestable.