BMW plastic engine

Future bike engines made with plastic?

As motorcycle manufacturers continue to strive for weight savings, could the future generation of bikes be made with plastic engine parts? Europe‚Äôs largest application-oriented research organisation, the Fraunhofer project group, believes they can reduce the weight of an engine by 20% using fibre-reinforced plastic parts, such as the cylinder casing and even crankcase bearings, rather …

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