Aprilia using non-homologated cam gearing?
Friday, March 05, 2010 1:44:38 AM
In the opening round of the World Superbike championship at Phillip Island, the factory Aprilia squad introduced a new specification engine. The new RSV4 race enigne features gear driven cams instead of chain driven cams, which are on the homologated road bike.
Aprilia claim that the rules allow them to make the change to gear driven cams and that they also gained approval from the FIM (the sport’s governing body) to introduce the new technology. Gear driven cams are generally unused on road bikes due to their high cost but are regularly seen in the world of MotoGP – not WSB.
At Phillip Island rival manufacturers met to discuss Aprilia’s use of the gear driven cams and then stated their argument to Aprilia boss Gigi Dall’agna.
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