Advanced 2-Wheeler Powertrain Test Setup for Dynamic Fuel Consumption Measurement with Increased Accuracy, Repeatability and Data Quality
Specific test systems are essential for the development and optimization of powertrains for two-wheeler applications. The World Motorcycle Test Cycle (WMTC) is prevalently used for type approval certification in terms of emissions and fuel consumption. In this respect, decreasing fuel consumption and increasing efficiency within the WMTC is an important development goal. The aim of the development project presented in this paper was to investigate how the robustness and repeatability of the measurement data can be increased by using a specific measurement procedure and test setup. As fuel consumption and emission levels reach ever lower levels, any influencing factors related to performance and emissions are of particular interest within the powertrain development phase. When it comes to the differentiation of specific influencing factors such as lube oil behavior and its contribution to fuel consumption, very high measurement-repeatability and accuracy must be maintained.