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Old 03-04-2011, 06:38 PM   #11
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Direct Injection works best in two-cycle motors, because you have no valve train, or other reciprocating parts like valve springs, valves, camshafts, rocker arms, etc. All you have is a piston, and exhaust port, and a powerful intake injector. An Orbital DI motor that Ford put in a Escort Rally car back in the middle 80's put out 300 hp, and weighed 100 lbs. The FIM banned it the next season, and GM bought the patent from Ford, only to be shelved for 20 years.

How would you like a car that got 1/2 the emssions of a fuel injected four cycle, twice the power at half the weight? And never needed a cam belt changed, a valve job, or other nonsense that four strokes live with.

KTM abd a company in China are perfecting it for street use, should be out on the market by 2012 or so.
Have you seen the slew of (former) '80s Group-B Rally Cars that have suddenly appeared on the market in the last few months? This one in particular caught my eye. Stinky-fast. And fragile as those 4-stroke Motocross bikes you're so fond of.

While I was tryin' to find the link for that one, I stumbled-across this Vespa that's right up your alley, Cuddy.
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Old 03-05-2011, 04:22 AM   #12
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Great test, it's amazing how much power and top speed they can get out of a lowly six hundred cc motorcycle now days. Amazing technology. I truly believe we are living in the heady days of technology driven performance, with some of the best motorcycle EVER produced. Just wait until the direct injected two stroke makes its long planned manufacture, then the gates of hell will be ripped right off thier hinges.
Every year they find more power. However this year it seems they mention handling quite a bit. Moke needs a new GSXR600.

-Now just gotta find out if my rear shock will fit from the 06????
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