Submitted patent applications had suggested that Ferrari was exploring the possibility of producing a V-twin-engined motorcycle.
The company has, however, indicated that the design and illustrations contained within were to outline a specific configuration that could be used on a V-type engine with more than two cylinders.
Ferrari also moved to kill rumours of potential motorcycle plans at a recent press conference at the Paris motor show.
Images attached to the patent showed the engine installed in a cruiser-style motorcycle; Ferrari says that this was due to an outside consultant's previous involvement in motorcycles and their desire to communicate the technology in an easily understood fashion, using existing concepts.
The patent covered the specific design of an "internal combustion engine having two cylinders, which are arranged in a 'V' configuration."