Development of Intake Sound Control Technique for Sports-Type Motorcycles
Engine sound is one of the most important factors when selecting a motorcycle from various models. Therefore, it is necessary to create an appealing sound in the rider's ears in addition to complying with noise regulations. In this paper, how we control intake sound is described through the study of a sports-type motorcycle with an inline 4 cylinder engine. To control intake sound, both intake pressure pulsations generated by the engine and acoustic transfer characteristics of the intake system are important. It is shown by unsteady-state one-dimensional computational fluid dynamics analysis that specifications of the exhaust system affect intake pressure pulsations across the valve overlap period. Therefore, to emphasize high order components of the engine revolutions in the intake sound, for example, modifying the layout of the exhaust muffler is effective.