desmodromic


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desmodromic

(ˌdɛzməˈdrɒmɪk)
adj
(of mechanisms, almost exclusively of valves) that are controlled in both directions of their movement. A desmodromic valve is one which is actively both opened and closed by a mechanism rather than by a spring
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The 1103 cc Desmosedici Stradale engine uses a 90-degree V4 layout with Desmodromic timing and is capable of producing 211 bhp at 13,000 rpm and 122 Nm of peak torque at 10,000 rpm, coupled with a six-speed transmission.
Drew, however, was lost in motorcycle bliss for two hours, although even he was flummoxed in the end when someone asked him what he thought about desmodromic valves.
He is the moving spirit in India of the Desmo Owners Club (named after the desmodromic valve used in Ducati bikes) a global association of Ducati bike lovers, who travelled in July this year to Misano, Italy, to meet other Ducati aficionados and participate in the World Ducati Week, held at the Marco Simoncelli World Circuit racing track there.
In 1946 -- 20 years after its establishment -- the company began producing motorcycles that were soon to acquire their characteristic racing nature, featuring exclusive Desmodromic timing engines, innovative design and state-of-the-art technology, as well as a strong commitment to competitive racing.
The engine is a liquidcooled Desmodromic power unit that delivers an exhilarating ride without compromising the smooth tractability found in Ducati's other V-Twin engines.
The Multistrada also boasts the excellent desmodromic 1198cc V-twin engine, with variable timing, which makes 160bhp.
FAST FACTS Ducati Scrambler Icon ENGINE: 803cc V-Twin cylinder, 4-valve Desmodromic, liquid cooled dohc WHEELBASE: 1.
The 90 degree, desmodromic, liquid cooled, v twin, produces 150bhp and can rocket you to over 245 kmph, just like that.
fast facts Ducati Multistrada MTS1200 Engine: 90-degree V-twin, liquid cooled, desmodromic dohc 8v, 1198cc Performance: 148bhp @ 9,250rpm, 92lb.
4cc, 90-degree V-twin, Desmodromic eight-valve used in the latest Multistrada, but with a year's extra development refining the fuelling to perfection.
The new Desmodromic power plant not only transforms the world championship-winning 1198 configuration into a super-smooth 150hp motor for sport touring, but also improves fuel efficiency, emissions and cost of scheduled maintenance.