History repeats itself! two stroke engines will be back soon and they may power the future indian bikes. Once wiped out from Indian two wheeler industry for failing to comply tougher emission norms will be back nearly after 10 years. But how it can be possible, when Indian government is making the emission norms more stringent. Two stroke engine gets a new life through a new technology similar to common rail which saved the life of diesel. In this technology, two stroke engines will be fed through injection rather breathing through carburettor. Hence, these advance two stroke engine meets the stringent emission norms with 50% lower carbon monoxide ((CO) and 25% lower hydrocarbons and nitrous oxides (HC+NOx) than the earlier 2-stroke engines. Also this technology improves the fuel efficiency/mileage substantially
Bajaj which made great strides in the two wheeler market through its DTSi technology has recently introduced the GDi (Gasoline Direct Injection) technology in its three wheelers. Bajaj has brought the GDi to indian market through RE – GDi three wheeler. Bajaj got the license from the Orbit corporation of australlia (maker of gasoline direct injection technology). For more information on GDi technology visit Is direct Injection Bajaj’s next DTSi? Now following the three wheelers Bajaj is working on fitting this technology into bikes and scooters. Bajaj is believed to be working with Bosch for customising GDi technology for two wheelers. Bajaj may use this GDi equipped engines for the proposed global car ($3000 car) which it produces jointly with Renault.
Also Economic times reports, Bajaj is working to combine its proven DTSi technology with the GDi technology on bikes with smaller engines. The company wants to put the same technology in the volume-generating 125-150cc segments as an alternative to the existing four-stroke engines.