This report looks closely at global trends in light electric vehicles’ (LEVs) technology, manufacture and market drivers such as legislation and the fact that several Chinese cities are banning or severely restricting LEVs. In the last few years, nearly every nation has bought ebikes from China, and in some cases, the volumes are now significant. Sales will reach 130 million yearly before 2025, making it one of the world's largest industries. The report encompasses over 70 brands, and gives forecasts of sales numbers, unit prices and total market value for 2013-2023. A significant percentage of ebikes sold are scooters in that they have the driver's feet rest on a platform - they are not straddled by the driver. Today, the LEV industry is dominated by large bicycle companies, due to their access to distribution. In the future, these companies will face major competition, and may be pushed aside by car, motorcycle, and car parts companies.
The World Championship Grand Prix (WCGP) is the premier championship event of motorcycle road racing. The WCGP was established in 1949 by the sport's governing body, the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), and is the oldest world championship event in the motorsports arena. This book, developed especially for racing enthusiasts by motorsports engineering expert Dr. Alberto Boretti, provides a broad view of WCGP motorcycle racing and vehicles, but is primarily focused on the design of four-stroke engines for the MotoGP class. The book opens with general background on MotoGP governing bodies and a history of the event’s classes since the competition began in 1949. It then presents some of the key engines that have been developed and used for the competition through the years. Technologies that are used in today’s MotoGP engines are discussed.
Honda's latest technical review features cutting-edge developments from Honda's worldwide R&D team. The October 2011 volume includes 18 of the company's best technical papers, covering advancements in automotive, motorcycle, power products, and other fundamental technologies. Chapters include: Development of the EV-neo, Electrical Motorcycle for Business Applications Development of Micro Combined Heat and Power Generation Unit with Extended Expansion Linkage Engine Operability Enhancement of Steering Wheel Switch for Audio Remote Control Development of Nitrocarburized High-strength Crankshaft with No Rare Metals Added Influence of Chassis Friction on Vehicle Dynamic Behavior This publication is also conveniently available for purchase in individual chapters.
Written by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA), in partnership with the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA), this book is now available through the SAE International Bookstore. Chapters include: Fuel System Exhaust System Passenger Safety Items Motorcycle Frame & Swing Arm Tires, Wheels, Rims & Spokes and more Published by American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators. Distributed by SAE International. Published by American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators. Distributed by SAE. Click here to see the Vehicle Inspection Handbooks Set!