While variable valve timing has been a hot topic over the last few weeks with the introduction of the updated GSX-R1000 featuring Suzuki's innovative mechanical VVT system, many companies are working toward the next step in this area: eliminating camshafts completely and controlling the valves directly using electromagnetic actuators. There are many stumbling blocks to electromagnetic valve actuation (EVA), but a research group in the Control and Automation Laboratory of the University of British Columbia has created a new type of actuator that may make EVA a very realistic option in the not-too-distant future.
Monday, 31 October 2016 13:47 Published in Andrew Trevitt
The Westwood Motorcycle Racing Club (WMRC) starts its season with a doubleheader of competition on May 10-11. The club makes its home at Mission Raceway Park's road course (Mission, BC), which features a nine-turn, 1.3 mile road course and has several classes of racing ranging from vintage to superbikes, all with racers competing against each other in the hopes of clinching the No. 1 plate by the season’s end.
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 09:44 Published in Reports, Results & Points