Variable valve timing seeks to combine the low-rpm torque of a Harley-Davidson Big Twin with the high-rev power of a sportbike engine. This is especially useful in helping downsized engines to do the job of bigger engines with fixed valve timing. The ideal system would be one that could vary opening and closing timings independently, [...]Read Full Post | Comments(8)
Small Engine, Big Performance? Prototype electromechanical valve drive from LaunchPoint Technologies aims for that goal.
There are some things that we take for granted with most modern motorcycles. I say most, because I’m still completely flabbergasted when I come across something as infuriating as, say, the dash on our MV Agusta Brutale RR 1090 testbike. How is it possible that a completely modern sportbike’s electronics-package interface is so ridiculously complex [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
This question came in for KC via Facebook: Can you take a look at this and tell me what you think? Not sure how the port cutout above the ring pack would work out, but it’s interesting none the less. New revolutionary two stroke engine www.wolfhartindustries.com This invention is a one-cylinder displacement machine applicable for [...]Read Full Post | Comments(2)
50 Years of Motorcycle Milestones – Feature Paul Dean recaps the best innovations to hit the motorcycle world since 1962.
Fifty years ago, many of the features and technologies of motorcycling that we take for granted today did not exist. Matter of fact, quite a few of them were not even remotely dreamed of back then, even by the most imaginative of visionaries. But as motorcycling flourished in the Sixties and technology breakthroughs came in [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)