SAE International Book Takes You Inside the Workings of a Grand Prix Motorcycle Engine
(Business Journals/SAE/PR NewsWire) SAE International offers a book that takes readers inside engines of World Championship Grand Prix motorcycles, detailing the design concepts that make them work.
“Engine Design Concepts for World Championship Grand Prix Motorcycles” is developed especially for racing enthusiasts, focusing on the design of four-stroke engines for the MotoGP class. The book opens with general background on MotoGP governing bodies and a history of the event’s classes since the competition began in 1949. It then presents some of the key engines that have been developed and used for the competition through the years. Technologies that are used in today’s MotoGP engines are discussed.
A sidebar discussion on calculating brake, indicated, and friction performance parameters provides mathematical information for readers who like such technical details. Future developments of MotoGP engines, including the use of biofuels and recovery of thermal and braking energy, are presented. READ MORE