Desmodromic valve drive was often justified by claims that springs could not close valves reliably. There was once a time when Desmodromic valve technology was cutting edge and a necessary competitive advantage for Ducati in racing. Ducatisti around the world know that the red bikes have desmo valves. Not all of them can tell you what that means, exactly. The Greek words.

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A bible for racing lovers. Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati uses the desmodromic springless valve system to counter this problem and allow for higher engine speeds. This reduces engine efficiency and performance and potentially increases engine emissions.

Because there will be some leakage of gas, pressure is maintained by a small port that is open only when the valve is closed, connected to an on-board pressure bottle and regulator or to an engine-driven pump. Engine valves Engine valvetrain configurations Motorcycle engines Formula One.

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Less obvious secondary effects is that valve springs typically weigh as much as the valves which they actuate, that mean the total mass which needs to be moved by the actuation mechanisms belt, bearings, shafts also need to be larger in order to avoid fatigue failures. Maximum valve acceleration is limited by the desmoodromic galling stress, and therefore is governed by both the moving mass and the cam contact area. This is great when a car is going fast, but engines with stiffer springs have to work harder at lower RPMs, resulting in worse fuel economy and greater wear on the engine and valvetrain.

Site is updated daily with news from F1 word. The desmodromic system avoids this problem, because it does not have to overcome the static energy of the spring.


Understanding the Operation of a Desmodromic Valve

A new engine joins forces with the Ducati Quick Shift gearbox to achieve acceleration and adrenaline. While the design can be noisy, it is typically masked by wind noise and other engine components such as intake and exhaust noise.

This valve system is rarely used, but when it is used correctly, it can lead to an increase in power and efficiency.

In valve spring engines the traditional remedy for valve float is explained before.

Desmodromic valve – Wikipedia

News from all around the word. Archived from the original on The main benefit of the desmodromic system is the prevention of desjodromic float at high rpm. His desmodromic V-twin design is still used in all current Ducati motorcycle engines. This can cause rapid end-to-end bouncing of the spring coils, greatly increasing the number of fatigue cycles the wire must endure. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service.

Furthermore, as maximum Desmodrmic increases, higher spring force is required to prevent valve floatleading to increased cam drag and higher wear on the parts at all speeds, problems addressed by the desmodromic mechanism.

While it can be more expensive to maintain than traditional spring actuated valve systems, there are many aftermarket precision machined components which can extend the maintenance interval to that of the almost magical spring actuated systems in comparable engines. Our style is the same as always.

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With proper analysis, problems relating to valve adjustment, hydraulic tappetspush rods, rocker arms, and above all, valve floatdesomdromic things of the past without desmodromic drive. Dauntless, irreverent, unheard of, the XDiavel breaches the world of cruisers with Ducati values. Secondly, an open valve can result in incomplete combustion, causing reduced cylinder pressure, which makes fuel efficiency flatline.


Though stated above the noise is “uncomfortably loud in engines with four or more cylinders”, if true, this is limited in terms of Ducati to the MotoGP, MotoGP Race Replica bikes, and the Ducati Panigale V4, which are the only current production desmodromic engines that feature four cylinders.

This increases the seat pressure of the valve the static pressure that holds the valve closed. I’d like to add that other motorcycle makers who race on Moto GP desmodromlc use a conventional valvetrain and most later switched to a pneumatic one en.

Valve springs that do not resonate are progressivewound with varying pitch or varying diameter called beehive springs [15] from their shape.

Desmodromic valve actuation has been applied to top-of-the-range production Ducati motorcycles sincewith the introduction of the “widecase” Mark 3 single cylinders.

This allows combustion gases to escape prematurely, leading to a reduction in cylinder pressure which causes a major decrease in engine performance. So the big question is why?

Ducati: Moto, MotoGP & Superbike

Vxlve must work against the momentum of the valve opening and closing, and that force still depends on the effective mass of the moving parts. Desmoeromic other disadvantage is an increase in friction. The first problem being that the piston can collide with the valve, effectively destroying both. The main physical aspect of desmodromic systems that make mitigates this problem is that the engine no longer has to overcome the static force from the spring mechanism.