We’ve simply heard that Piaggio Group, dad or mum firm to Aprilia, is engaged on a mechanical variable valve timing (VVT) system – and the primary to reap the advantages of the tech shall be none aside from the supersport RSV4!
In response to Ben Purvis at MCN, Piaggio’s searching for a less expensive (and usually flat-out efficient) model of what Suzuki’s achieved of their 2017-debuted mechanical VVT system (showcased within the GSXR-1000), described as “a dozen weighted ball bearings sitting inside barely spiraled, radial channels carved into the cam sprocket.”
So why is Piaggio going the route of Suzuki and never different, larger manufacturers?
Apparently, it may need one thing to do with MotoGP: Dorna might have a rule in opposition to utilizing electrical or hydraulic, however not mechanic, that means that this new system can be authorized on the racetrack.
Does this imply we is perhaps seeing VVT on Aprilia’s MotoGP bikes?
Presumably – in the event that they’ve not already been tinkering with the stuff.
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