Saturday, February 27, 2010

S&S Designs New Air Cooled V-Twin Engine

There is almost nothing more American than the air-cooled V-Twin. Luckily, companies like S&S are continuing to invest time and research dollars in an effort to make sure stricter environmental regulations do not lead to the extinction of this icon. This patent application is a case in point. An image from the application is below.

Monday, February 15, 2010

BMW's New Supercharged Six

Looks like BMW's latest M models may be moving away from eight cylinder engines. According to this patent application, BMW is working on a supercharged flat six that will provide exceptional power with reduced emissions and increased fuel efficiency. A diagram of the new engine is below.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Indian Motorcycle Brand Is Reinvented

Looks like the fabled Indian Motorcycle brand is back - and not just as a kit company, but as an honest to goodness research based vehicle manufacturer. Just take a look at this patent application, which is the source of the image below.