Upcoming BMW G-Series Likely To Get Variable Valve Timing 

Hold onto your helmets, folks, because BMW might be gearing up to release a serious game-changer in the world of motorcycling.

  • Next-generation G 310 series to be equipped with BMW’s ShiftCam technology. 
  • The ShiftCam system will boost the bike’s performance and fuel efficiency. 

The German automaker has just filed a patent application that hints at a potentially groundbreaking development: a ShiftCam-type variable valve timing system for a single-cylinder engine. And if the rumors are true, this could be a major step forward in terms of efficiency, power, and emissions reduction.

The patent, which was filed in August 2021 and published by the German patent office on February 16, 2023, reveals that BMW has been working on a valve actuating system that can control the timing and lift of one or more valves simultaneously. By connecting multiple cam pieces, or using a single cam piece with multiple contours, the system can deliver enhanced performance across the board, from improved power and torque to better fuel efficiency and reduced emissions.

The implications of this technology are huge, especially for BMW’s G 310-series of motorcycles. With a more compact design and a weight-saving valve train, these bikes could potentially offer even more agility and responsiveness on the road. And by incorporating two or more actuation profiles, riders might even be able to customize their riding experience based on their individual preferences or the specific demands of their chosen terrain.

Of course, BMW has yet to make any official announcements about the new technology or its plans for integrating it into future models. But given the company’s history of innovation and its commitment to sustainability and efficiency, it seems likely that we’ll be seeing some major updates to the G-Series and other models in the near future.

A passionate football fan and anything two-wheels. He likes to commute on his 150cc scooter on a daily basis and occasionally takes a long trip with his 750cc machine just to "tapau" his favourite "roti canai". With a journalism background, he likes to write as much as he rides.

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