2022 Yamaha Motorcycle Mt 09
Yamaha is again revealed to be working on a motorcycle equipped with a turbocharger. This was discovered after his party submitted a ‘blue print’ about the turbo technology. It is predicted that they will use the MT-09 engine as a prototype. If that is realized, the unit will be able to disturb the existence of the Kawasaki ZH2 which was first present.
Now that everything is clear, scattered patent images show that they are using the three-cylinder engine from the MT-09. There is a difference in the size of the bore x stroke when compared to the regular version. The diameter is smaller (73 mm) and the stride length is 67.5 mm. While the old model has a bore of 78 mm and a stroke of 59.1 mm. That is done by the manufacturer to produce maximum engine speed at low speed and focus on torque.
The built-in turbo is not responsible for increased emissions. So that the manufacturer gives it the direct fuel injection feature, spraying gas directly into the combustion chamber, not into the throttle body. All are shot immediately before the spark plug ignites the fireworks to reduce the chance of unburned fuel escaping into the exhaust. Yamaha also added variable valve timing to the intake and exhaust camshafts, a technology of this type mimicking those common in modern cars.
With about 12.5 percent more power than the MT-10 and a 50 percent increase in peak torque, the fact is that this prototype weighs about 19 kg more than the MT-10 at 229 kg. The chassis is also custom made to fit the engine, some of that excess weight might also be trimmed.
It is likely that Yamaha will not convert this initial prototype directly into a production model. But it is clear that the company continues to believe in the technology it uses, including turbo, direct injection, and variable valve timing. It’s worth noting that Kawasaki was busy filing patent applications and developing a prototype for the supercharged Ninja H2 for a full five years before the production model was launched.
As there is no introduction date or set requirements for the Euro 6 emission limit, it is likely that Yamaha is waiting to know where its targets are before continuing with the project.
For information, since last year Yamaha was reportedly designing a sport motorbike with turbocharger technology. The prototype that leaked at that time was using a Yamaha MT-09 platform with an 847 cc engine with a 3-cylinder engine configuration. But with a turbo embedding, the number of cylinders is reduced by one. This was done in order to leave room to put the turbocharger.
Suzuki is also working on a turbocharged motorcycle at the moment, with the parallel twin Recursion slowly heading into production. While Honda has patented a design for the supercharged version of the Africa Twin. And of course Kawasaki is definitely in the lead with its H2 lineup. Read More !