Motorcycles and Powersports

Ricardo has been a partner to the motorcycle industry since the 1920s … and has been a focused, dedicated resource since 1992.  Through the years, Ricardo has delivered hundreds of programs for more than 70 motorcycle and powersports clients.  Our engagements range from engine, transmission, driveline, vehicle integration and controls to advanced software and functional safety.

Motorcycle-specific engineering experts:

  • Turn-key vehicle project capabilities
  • Exhaust emissions (EU5 + worldwide)
  • Strategic consulting
  • Vehicle benchmarking
  • Cost down and supplier optimization studies
  • Alternative propulsion and driveline development
  • OBD and calibration
  • Design for manufacturing

Powertrain (includes engine, transmission, driveline, intake, exhaust):

  • Design, analysis and simulation
  • Development (combustion, performance, emissions, calibration)
  • NVH and mechanical development
  • Production support
  • Control and electronics (HW and SW)

Vehicle (includes styling, body, chassis, electrical):

  • Design, analysis and simulation
  • Development (ergonomics, dynamics, mechanical, electrical)
  • Production sourcing and cost optimization
  • Control and electronics (HW and SW)