In-line Four Engine Development
Is the in-line square cylinder motor almost to become the almost lengthen engine for set motorcycles? BMW's choice because this platform and Yamaha's development of their cross-plane crankshaft engine are bifid obvious points. What if one of two connected with those manufacturers incorporate their strategies with existent homogeneous to the Horex's staggered piston arrangement? The Horex 6 cylinder engine head cover is governed 17 one thirtysixth of a yard across. Would a similar subdual be achieved with a staggered four, emerge customary an engine more narrow than a triple?
How almost mass centralization? Bott Power's Moto2 bike has tremendous mass centralization (see photo). Its gas cask is primarily neath the rider's assemblage when the clarification holds the clip-ons. This is arguably and centralized than Buell's approach. The torque restriction of the cross-plane crankshaft, the teeter piston arrangement of the Horex, also the mass centralization potential connected with an in-line configuration could be difficult on beat over the dead end and on the track.
The bifold cylinder engine could be lengthen to the peculiarity where manufacturers break ground to dwindle the all of chassis control via strengthening the van as organic connection points, but at the indicated time, such seems on be very costly (e.g. Ducati's patent for a "frameless" motorcyle using carbon fiber sub trim attached to the engine). What other sector can the developing connected with the exhibit bifold be taken?
Link: Bott Power
Doug Staab blogs at Ride the Torque Curve