Browse Publications Technical Papers 2003-32-0084
2003-09-15

Fuel Injection System for Small Motorcycles 2003-32-0084

Attempts have been made to develop an electronically controlled fuel injection system that is ideal for small motorcycles, cost-efficient, compact, and electric power-saving while maintaining accuracy. For reducing the number of sensors and cost, highly accurate methods have been developed for the measurement of intake air mass, detection of acceleration, distinction of engine stroke, and estimation of atmospheric pressure without using a throttle position sensor, cam timing sensor, and barometric sensor in such a manner as to carry out sampling with the intake manifold pressure of single-cylinder engines synchronizing with the crank angle. For compactness and electric power saving, an injector and in-tank fuel pump module have been developed for small motorcycles. The motorcycles introduced into the market with all these technologies show improvements in fuel consumption and emission performance as well as meeting the world's stringent requirements for emissions without deteriorated running performance.

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