A case in point is Moto Guzzi's famed V8 Grand Prix bike of 1955–57, a beautiful creation. Yet its complexity was so ambitious that its creators couldn't keep up with its appetite for development. Why did designer Giulio Carcano waste time with half-measures that caused big-end failures? What the engine needed was strong one-piece rods with caged roller big-ends, assembled onto a multi-piece crank built with Hirth face splines. Well, the postwar motorcycle boom was already fading when the V8 was born, and that Hirth crank can't have been a cheap solution. Gilera, after all, ran practice with cheaper, simpler cranks, then put in Hirth cranks for the race itself.