A Novel Parallel Hybrid Motorcycle Transmission
This paper presents a novel parallel hybrid transmission for motorcycles. This transmission incorporates a mechanical type rubber V-belt continuously variable transmission and chain drives to combine the power of the two power sources, an internal combustion engine and an electric motor. By using the mechanical type clutches used in the proposed transmission, it can provide a parallel hybrid that can be grouped into four modes of operation: electric motor mode, engine mode, engine/charging mode, and power mode. A design example is built and tested.
Wunyuh Jywe, Chieh-Li Chen, Kuang-Chao Fan, R.F. Fung, S.G. Hanson,Wen-Hsiang Hsieh, Chaug-Liang Hsu, You-Min Huang, Yunn-Lin Hwang, Gerd Jäger, Y.R. Jeng, Wenlung Li, Yunn-Shiuan Liao, Chien-Chang Lin, Zong-Ching Lin, Cheng-Kuo Sung and Ching-Huan Tzeng
K. B. Sheu et al., "A Novel Parallel Hybrid Motorcycle Transmission", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 505-507, pp. 1021-1026, 2006