MotoGP has always been the most attractive racing car on the planet since its appearance, every year Ducati, Kawasaki or Yamaha poured 30-50 million USD for their racing team, specifically Honda spent 100 million USD. Outstanding riders like Valentino Rossi or Marc Marquez can take the car to a speed of about 340 km / h in a straight line.
MotoGP racing cars with 1,000 cubic centimeters engines can produce up to 240 horsepower, no number of commercial vehicles can reach. There are many regulations on in-vehicle technology such as ban on ABS, electronic shock absorbers, but in other parts, MotoGP racing cars possess unbelievably high-end technologies, which are a premise for commercial vehicles.
The 1,000-cylinder 4-cylinder engine on MotoGP can reach the threshold of 17,000 rpm, big teams in this race use pneumatic valve spring technology to open and close the valve, by the usual valves by Metal cannot meet fast, accurate speed.
With this technology, the engine valves are still closed and closed by the camshaft, but instead of using springs like on commercial vehicles, there is a pneumatic chamber with a piston to control the return of compressed air, through thereby opening and closing the valve. As on the YZR-M1, this pneumatic spring can operate 140 times per second, avoiding inefficient collision.
Honda RC213V is the car that won the 2013 season, thanks in large part to Honda’s seamless gearbox technology. This gearbox inherits the technology from F1 racing, allowing the car to catch a new number before the old number is completely disconnected. Asphalt & rubber said Honda only takes 0.009 seconds to shift gear, faster than Yamaha’s M1 gearbox when it takes 0.038 seconds.
Currently, this technology is only applicable to MotoGP racing cars that are not available in commercial vehicles. A current high-tech gearbox for commercial vehicles is to support the fast gearshift Quick Shifter when shifting gear without breaking the clutch, applied on superbike like the BMW S1000RR.