Browse Publications Technical Papers 2011-32-0587
2011-11-08

Different Speed Limiting Strategies for 50cm 3 Two-Wheelers and Their Impacts on Exhaust Emissions and Fuel Economy 2011-32-0587

Usually the power output of 50 cm₃ two wheelers is higher than necessary to reach the maximum permitted vehicle speed, making engine power restriction necessary. This publication deals with different power restriction strategies for four-stroke engines and their effect on exhaust emissions. Alternative power limitation strategies like EGR and leaning were investigated and compared with the common method of spark advance reduction to show the optimization potential for this certain engine operation conditions. From these tests, a substantial set of data showing the pros and cons in terms of emissions, combustion stability and fuel economy could be derived for each speed limiting technique.

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