Official patents filed by Kawasaki reveal that the Japanese factory is working on a hybrid injection system for its supercharged engine.

Kawasaki files PATENT for hybrid injection system for its supercharged engine.

Following Honda filing patent for a hybrid injection system for its supercharged models, Kawasaki’s playing catch up – creating a new system which combines direct and indirect injection.

At the minute, motorcycles tend to make use of indirect injection technology – but with the use of indirect injection becoming more and more frequent in the wider automotive industry, Kawasaki’s looking to develop its own system.

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Kawasaki’s plans refer to a hybrid injection system – which features an indirect port located above the intake valves, and another located inside the combustion chamber.

Kawasaki files PATENT for hybrid injection system for its supercharged engine.

But what are the benefits? The system works to offer optimal combustion – which means that the bike will be cleaner and more efficient. Therefore, it’ll help the Japanese factory continue to produce seriously powerful sport bikes, without being restricted by the increasingly stringent emissions regulations.

It’s a very interesting development, and with Honda and Kawasaki both working on similar systems – we’ll just have to sit tight and see who gets there first. Who’s your money on?

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Ross Mowbray

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