Innovations in Motorcycles Essay

501 WordsSep 22, 20123 Pages
Project topic: Innovations in the designs of motorcycles and the engines going into them. Innovations in the designs of motorcycles (and the components that are going into them) have grown by leaps and bounds. Completely electric engines cut down on vehicle emissions polluting our atmosphere. New developments in metallic alloys and carbon composites make the motorcycle lighter, more durable and safer for the rider in an accident scenario. Direct drive (Through-shaft) transmissions keep the rider safer without the worry of shredding a belt of breaking a chain and being hit by the debris. With innovative designers like Arlen Ness leading the way forward, the world of the motorcycle will never be the same. In my own lifetime I have been fortunate enough to see motorcycles change from a thing used by daredevils and thrill seekers, to a mode of transportation embraced by millions. Motorcycles have been around since the mid 1800s. We have come a long way in the development of motorcycles and the engines that we are placing in them since the mid 1800s Motorcycles started out as a way to get around in areas that didn’t have good roads, or the rider needed to cross terrain that would not allow a four-wheeled vehicle to travel. This later turned in to a way for thrill-seekers to get a rush of adrenaline and form bonds of “brotherhood” in what are now many different motorcycle clubs. There are two main organizations that were created to create motorcycle awareness to help keep “bikers” safe on the roads. These are the Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) and A.B.A.T.E. With the advances in electronics in engines, we can reduce the amounts of emissions released into the air from the exhaust systems. This has gone even further with the advent of a 100% emission free electrical engine that is in the last processes of its testing stages before it is released to the mass public

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