[s-cars] Where in the World is CaptMagu???

Steve Powers sbpowers at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 20:07:56 EST 2006

Kent -

> There aren't many air-cooled motorcycle engines today,
> for the same reason there aren't any air-cooled car
> engines available (in the US) today -- the need to
> control cooling to improve emissions.

it's not so much emissions like what we're used to (CO, NO2), but
primarily noise. the manufacturers play with gearing, jetting/mapping,
throttle body and exhaust restrictor plates, etc. to meet these
targets. as a result, end user gets to "fix" their bike after the take

Steve Powers
'95.5 S6 Avant
'98 Husky TE610
'00 Aprilia Mille
'05 BMW R1200GS

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