Browse Publications Technical Papers 1999-01-3259

Provision for Emission Reduction of Sports Utility Motorcycle 1999-01-3259

The purpose of this study was to find compatible specifications both of emission reduction and high power output with good throttle response for a sports utility motorcycle. In the emission reduction challenge, we examined equipping the exhaust system with a catalytic converter to achieve sufficient emission reduction. The catalytic converter, however, caused a temperature rise in the exhaust system, which caused a pressure propagation change. Additional muffler design optimization effectively maintained high performance and acceleration. The exhaust valve device was also optimized for emission reduction and high power output over a wide engine speed range. The optimized control of the exhaust valve was beneficial to preventing short-circuit of fresh mixture gas and early activation of the catalyst. Such comprehensive specifications could satisfy the performance and driveability characteristics required for sports utility motorcycles.


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