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Ducati showcases its Testastretta DVT engine with variable valve timing : Video

Ducati Testastretta DVT

Ducati Testastretta DVT engine with variable valve timing

Ducati is a legendary motorcycle design establishment firm based in Italy; the company has lately conquered steadfast engineering technology with the creation of a new Desmo engine engineered with the familiar revolutionary variable valve timing technology.

The new Desmo engine is the new variant of the cutting-edge Testastretta engine. The engine will move on the advanced Desmodromic variable valve timing, and is also referred to as Ducati Testastretta DVT. The principle behind the efficiency of the new Desmo engine is, the variable timing technology will operate on exhaust and inlet valves that leads to optimum level of combustion all through the rev range and churns higher levels of power and efficiency.

Ducati has emphasized on variable valve timing to design its novel Desmo engine. The variable valve timing technology is the latest form of breakthrough engineering research. The vision lies in the power of variable valve timing and the company has cracked a new discovery. To increase the power output of engine, the inlet value is left open for more fuel to enter, in this case, it is left open for a while longer, just before the exhaustion of exhaust stroke. The inlet and exhaust valve remains open simultaneously and this form of technology is called valve overlap.

The usefulness of valve overlap lies in the higher power production, increased fuel consumption and also unwanted non combustible fuel is emitted along with exhaust gases during the period when the inlet and exhaust valves are open at the same time interval. To determine the efficiency power of the new valve overlap technology used in the new Desmo engine, let us analyze the conventional system that enables periodic valve opening and closing. With the fixed intake and exhaust valve system, the timing between the opening and closure of the valve is not controlled; this affects the rate of fuel consumption and emission of unwanted gases.

Ducati is not the first to incorporate the potent valve overlap system on the new Desmo engine. Kawasaki has used the technology on its Kawasaki 1400 GTR. Honda has constructed the engine by inserting an additional value to regulate revolutions per minute (rpm) levels, leading the pathway to higher intensity of power. Kawasaki utilizes the technology by monitoring the timing of inlet valve, and it is left open for a longer period. The operation of Ducati system is parallel to Kawasaki`s system.

Check out Ducati video showing how the variable valve technology works:

Ducati’s new Testastretta DVT valve overlap technology will also have a progressive dual spark and Desmodromic valve train technology. The company is hoping to achieve increased energy outputs of 12Nm and 10PS, higher by eight percent. With the progression of industrial advancement and technology, the advancement of automobile engineering technology has progressed leaps and bounds. The creation of new Testastretta DVT engine will offer a higher form of drive convenience, through the optimum control of inlet and exhaust valve that will result in higher effectiveness of residual gas flow.

The Testastretta DVT engine technology is a source of inspiration into a brighter and more convenient future.

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