Ricardo technical centre to get motorcyle chassis dyno suite

Ricardo has commissioned a new motorcycle chassis dynamometer suite at its Schwäbisch Gmünd Technical Centre in southern Germany.

According to a statement, the Ricardo centre of excellence in motorcycles and small engines at Schwäbisch Gmünd ensures the company is able to provide a comprehensive development capability in these market sectors.

Motorcycle and small-engine projects tend to share many of the stringent design targets of larger power units such as optimised fuel consumption, NVH, regulated emissions, quality and lifetime cost.