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    Default Bill Gates invests in 2-stroke engine tech





    BILL GATES has joined the list of technology big hitters who are investing in green technology.

    Gates and Sun Microsystems co-founder Vinod Khosla have jointly invested £23.5 million into Detroit-based firm EcoMotors who are developing a two-stroke engine called OPOC.

    The engine technology uses a twin-opposed cylinder layout and claims to make vehicles up to 50% more efficient. The OPOC engine is also half the size and weight of a conventional engine.

    The firm aims to produce a car later on in 2010 that will return over 100mpg. It's thought a design for a motorcycle is also in progress.

    Gates said: “EcoMotors has developed a promising technology that could help reduce levels of greenhouse gas emissions in a low-cost, globally relevant way.”






    Source: Bill Gates invests in 2-stroke engine tech - Motorcycle news : General news - Visordown
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    News approved.
    (Been There Done That) x 3.25

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    V Twin, L Twin and now what would you name this?
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    ^ Horizontally opposed like the BMW bikes. Porsche also has a flat six config. BMW calls it a Boxer engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by satyenpoojary View Post
    V Twin, L Twin and now what would you name this?
    Center Twin

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrosatya View Post
    ^ Horizontally opposed like the BMW bikes. Porsche also has a flat six config. BMW calls it a Boxer engine.
    Bingo.... trademark BMW setup!
    So what exactly is the benfit of this design as compared to the Inlines?

    Edit: Lol What am I saying!
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    Quote Originally Posted by satyenpoojary View Post
    V Twin, L Twin and now what would you name this?
    Horizontally opposed... maybe, we can also call it I-Twin

    So, unburnt gases from one cylinder are burnt into 2nd one, is that it? Frankly speaking, I didn't get the concept.
    More explanation on the concept would be great.

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    Being horizontally opposed , the cranks are perfectly balanced hence lesser vbrations , (less mass ) no counter weights , and better space managment .
    EsreVeR YgoloHcysP..!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blakbird View Post
    Being horizontally opposed , the cranks are perfectly balanced hence lesser vbrations , (less mass ) no counter weights , and better space managment .
    @ Vinod Khosla
    You should have sold your Sun Microsystems to IBM instead of oracle

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