Desmodromic valve drive was often justified by claims that springs could not close valves reliably. There was once a time when Desmodromic valve technology was cutting edge and a necessary competitive advantage for Ducati in racing. Ducatisti around the world know that the red bikes have desmo valves. Not all of them can tell you what that means, exactly. The Greek words.

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The new Panigale Corse is the highest sporting expression of the famous twin cylinder.

Ducati: Moto, MotoGP & Superbike

These avoided resonance but were ungainly to locate inside cylinder heads. Creative, youthful and spirited, the new Ducati Scrambler is more than just a motorcycle, it is a new brand that enhances creativity, self-expression and the sharing of positive emotions. A new engine joins forces with the Ducati Quick Shift gearbox to achieve acceleration and adrenaline.

I’d like to add that other motorcycle makers who race on Moto GP would use a conventional valvetrain and most later switched to a pneumatic one en. By using this site, you desmofromic to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Desmodromic valve system

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Simplicity and service intervals don’t matter. This allows cylinder gases and pressure to desmodromi prematurely, which causes a major decrease in engine performance and can cause the valve to overheat, possibly causing warping or catastrophic valve failure or both.

Share 0 Join the Discussion. That’s fine and good, but it only alters the timing of the intake and exhaust relative to one another. Springs of old were very prone to metal fatigue and breakage, meaning that well-designed engines tried to minimize the strain put on these crucial aspects of the engines.


Though stated above the noise is “uncomfortably loud in engines with four or more balve, if true, this is limited in terms of Ducati to the MotoGP and MotoGP Race Desmoodromic bikes which are the only current production desmodromic motors that feature four cylinders; they are intended for race use. A farewell to air-cooled engines Lemmy.

Yes, sometimes it acts on a rocker arm or a shim bucket, but the protrusion that is the lobe is handling the desmodromci duties. Unfortunately, to get access to all news, interviews and to open the site completely you should be subscribed to Autosport magazine.

Desmodromic valve drive

The new Panigale V4 R embodies the maximum expression of Ducati values: Valve float was analyzed and found to be caused largely by resonance in valve springs that generated oscillating compression waves among coils, much like a Slinky. Maximum rigidity and minimum contact stress are best achieved with conventional flat tappets and springs whose lift and closure stress is unaffected by spring force; both occur at the base circle [9]where spring load is minimum and contact radius is largest.

Think about how many valve spring breakdowns you have seen or even heard of in the modern era. It still requires springs to be implemented properly and reliably; defeating one of its most commonly considered benefits.

Vallve in in Lugo di Romagna, Taglioni graduated as desmodronic engineer in If you register a user account in the system it may be easier for you to consistently sign in with the same user account so you gain reputation on a single account. It won the Grand Prix. In this way, any lost energy is negligible, the performance curves are more uniform and dependability is better. Finally, I believe it is mostly for reasons of tradition, heritage, and marketing, that Ducati persist with their desmodromic system on their non MotoGP machines; as it provides very little real-world benefits in those guises.


Follow us email facebook twitter instagram Google Plus pinterest tumblr desodromic. So the big question is why? Varying valve duration is much more difficult to achieve using conventionally closed valves.

Schweiz de Schweiz fr Schweiz it. Navigation Search Phone Cart. There’s a bunch of controversy about it’s use in wider applications so I took the link out.

His desmodromic V-twin design is still used in all current Ducati motorcycle engines. Their Vzlve car used in many races was desmodromically activated. This can lead to several problems.

Maximum displacement was limited to 1, vzlve, maximum cylinders were limited to four, and maximum bore was capped at 81 mm 3. And while the overall efficiency possible in a Desmodromic design can not be achieved in current applications it’s main advantage, greater power output, can be achieved at less expense by using four or more valves per cylinder.

Understanding the Operation of a Desmodromic Valve

Desmpdromic have allowed for fairly accurate acceleration modelling of valve-train systems. More modern applications of asymmetrical camshafts include Cosworth’s 2. Canada en Canada fr.