Daniel Gurney has done it again. The former racing car driver who has won at Sports car, Formula one, NASCAR and Indy car is also a car manufacturer and team owner. He was the one who started the tradition of spraying champagne while celebrating at the podium and also who placed a simple right angle extension on upper trailing edge of rear wing which increases the down force.
Gurney is now, back along with his team who has patented an engine design called “Moment cancelling 4 stroke”- exclusively designed for motorcycle applications. They aimed to create it which could be simple and compact, also being sturdy and systematic.
The engine design has two cylinders having a crankshaft individually and which turns in opposite direction. According to the theory given, the pistons, crank shafts and the connecting rods are mirrored so as to reduce the vibration. If this theory is to be believed, then the engine generates outstanding power. Gurney, states that the number of cylinders can be increased if the crankshaft is lengthened. If this theory works practically, then, Gurney’s “Moment cancelling 4 stroke” engine would reduce vibration drastically in motorcycles and if this works, it would be used for cars too. Here you go motorcyclists, to experience a vibration free ride!!