Car companies are using turbocharging for years to meet new emission standards. Now it seems that this technique will transfer to the motorcycle business. Apparently, Yamaha will turbocharge their future motorcycle ranges, probably to meet emission standards.
One report shows a turbocharger patent that was filed three years ago by Yamaha. In a package with tight emission standards, the patent seems to hint a new future for Yamaha bikes. The Euro 5 emission standard is also taking a play on their future decision.
Frankly, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. If done right, the turbo charge can add 30 to 40 percent more power to an engine. Of course, nothing is sunshine and rainbows, so there are some downsides to turbocharging too. Some turbo engines can slow down significantly when it comes to power delivery. Also, as turbocharged engines get their power from an exhaust-driven turbine, you often need to induce some revs before the engine gets up and running.
This isn’t the first time that Yamaha has created a turbocharged engine. The company created the XJ650 Turbo motorcycle in the 1980s. Back then, it was on the market for just a couple of years, but we think that Turbo motorcycles from Yamaha will stay for a while.
Source: Web Bike World