I vote for either engine brand......heck even if it was a taiwan made engine as long as it is quick and fast off the line up to 132' for my hobby sport, I'd buy it. I have broken the Picco in and thus far, it responds just as good as my Novarossi engines and definately seems to be just as equal to them in the spool up dept.
When I do go back and look at that timing chart, the Picco has ALOT more closed timing than any other engine listed but yet gets good fuel milage for you all
. Of course fuel consumption is not a concern to me at all.......only raw brute off the line bottom end, mid-range and top end HP. So far, I really like what I see with the ease of tuning and the response of this engine. Does anyone have the timing data of a stock kangaroo, Picco P9R?