Global Patent Index - EP 1075409 A2

EP 1075409 A2 2001-02-14 - MOTORCYCLE

Title (en)

MOTORCYCLE

Title (de)

MOTORRAD

Title (fr)

MOTOCYCLE

Publication

EP 1075409 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 99922860 A

Priority

  • US 9910074 W
  • US 7392598 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9956997A2] The present invention is directed towards a motorcycle for off-road use with an improved engine, frame, and fuel tank. The frame in one embodiment includes a movable engine frame below the main frame which is pivotally attached to the main frame at one end and detachably attached to the main frame at the other end. The engine frame supports the engine thereon and allows access to the engine when the engine frame is detached from the main frame. It also allows the engine frame to support the engine during inspection. In another embodiment, the frame includes a swing arm pivotally attached to the main frame, a shock that is pivotally attached to the main frame and the swing arm. The shock has a angle of less than 45 degrees with respect to a horizontal plane. The fuel tank includes hollow portions that form a tank body having a u-shape with a sidewardly extending cavity. The cavity receives an air filter therein that is coupled to the engine. Thus, the air filter is accessible when the tank is in position on the frame for easy inspection and changing. The engine is an improved four-stroke engine with electronically controlled fuel injectors.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B62D 1/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B62K 25/20 (2006.01); B62J 35/00 (2006.01); B62K 11/04 (2006.01); B62K 25/28 (2006.01); B62M 7/02 (2006.01); F02B 61/02 (2006.01); F02B 75/16 (2006.01); F02B 1/04 (2006.01); F02B 75/02 (2006.01); F02F 1/24 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B62K 11/04 (2013.01); B62J 35/00 (2013.01); B62K 25/283 (2013.01); F02B 61/02 (2013.01); F02B 75/16 (2013.01); F02B 1/04 (2013.01); F02B 2075/025 (2013.01); F02B 2075/027 (2013.01); F02F 2001/245 (2013.01); F05C 2201/021 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9956997A2

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR IT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9956997 A2 19991111; WO 9956997 A3 20000406; AU 3976199 A 19991123; EP 1075409 A2 20010214; JP 2002513713 A 20020514

INPADOC legal status


2002-07-17 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20011201

2001-02-14 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20001206

2001-02-14 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): DE FR IT SE