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Old 24th May 2009, 09:41   #1
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The Hindu : Kerala / Thiruvananthapuram News : Students tweak diesel motorbike for better performance
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Thiruvananthapuram: A group of students of the Lourde Matha College of Science and Technology at Kuttichal, near here, has developed a turbo-charged engine for the Royal Enfield Taurus, the only diesel motorcycle in the Indian market.
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Tests carried out on the prototype in the college laboratory showed that the bike generated 15 per cent more power while fuel efficiency went up by five per cent. Road tests also proved that the vehicle was smoother than the factory model, with substantially lower vibration and noise.
the modified engine had shed the diesel ‘thud’, the most jarring element of the bike
If Royal Enfield could incorporate our modifications, the Taurus can be relaunched in the market with little additional cost
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Wow. Full marks for the effort. 15% more power means 0.975 bhp which is a tad disappointing. The increased smoothness though, will be priceless, especially on the agricultural Taurus. I hope the guys manage to get the boost levels up and generate atleast double the power from the taurus. That, would be something really great. Meanwhile, how about taking an LB500 and giving it the turbo treatment with 1 bar boost? Well, someday will be "the day" for my LB500.
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I am sure if that really works . A turbo canbe fitted to an engine with a minimum displacement of 700 cc atleast for it to work properly . Another point would be the mechanical fule injection pump . It cannot be tweaked much without the support of any fuel injection manufacturer as the pump needs to be recallibreated .
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Wow. Full marks for the effort. 15% more power means 0.975 bhp which is a tad disappointing. The increased smoothness though, will be priceless, especially on the agricultural Taurus. I hope the guys manage to get the boost levels up and generate atleast double the power from the taurus. That, would be something really great. Meanwhile, how about taking an LB500 and giving it the turbo treatment with 1 bar boost? Well, someday will be "the day" for my LB500.
Good effort. Hope youtube gives us a video soon.
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