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Offline 2smoker

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Lotus Omnivore animation!!
« on: August 07, 2010, 03:37:39 PM »
http://www.grouplotus.com/manageshowcase/uploadpassthru/8628.swf

Cannot wait to see this baby going into production!! The big 4 should take notes!!!
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Re: Lotus Omnivore animation!!
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2010, 03:03:04 AM »
There's a lot of bullshit on that engine that I don't want on a bike.  Why do I need a massively variable compression ratio?  I don't plan on running my bike on liquefied farts.  But, a lot of what's on that thing would be useful for bikes, like that trapping valve thing.  Hopefully it'd be reliable enough to take the hard work that motocross puts on an engine without pulling a four-stroke and leaving the rider stranded with a big bill.  Further, I wonder if the motor would be able to run without it, in case it were to fail?  Sort of a limp-back-home mode?


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Offline scotty dog

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Re: Lotus Omnivore animation!!
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2010, 01:37:21 PM »
Lots of things that can go wrong with it, pretty cool but would love to see it in action.
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Offline Chris2T

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Re: Lotus Omnivore animation!!
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2010, 07:21:39 AM »
JETZ, you might not need the variable compression ratio on an mx bike, but for an off-road or street bike it would be incredible! It would instantly relegate vvt, v-tec and all the other 4 stroke variable valve actuation systems obsolete. Because it could change its compression ratio on demand you'd have an engine that could deliver a suite of power curves. Plus you could use almost any fuel in it.   

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Re: Lotus Omnivore animation!!
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2010, 01:28:46 AM »
Of course.  When you hit the street, the rules all change.


Is this Maico a 440 or only a 400?  Well in all the confusion, I forgot myself.
But considering this is a 1978 Magnum, the best-handling bike in the world, you have to ask yourself one question.
Do you feel lucky, punk?