Home Bike News Why diesel engines are not invested in bikes, know some interesting facts

Why diesel engines are not invested in bikes, know some interesting facts

- Advertisement -

We all like to ride bikes and we use bikes many times throughout the day. All of us must have thought at some time that despite diesel being cheap, why the bike does not run on diesel instead of petrol. So let’s know about some of the reasons why diesel engines are not used in bikes.

1. Pressure capability

The diesel engine produces more energy so it has the ability to withstand more pressure. A diesel engine can withstand a pressure ratio of 24: 1 while a petrol engine can withstand a pressure of 11: 1. Diesel engines are made heavier to withstand more pressure, which is not at all suitable for a small vehicle such as a bike.

2. More vibration in the engine

Due to the higher pressure ratio in diesel engines, the engine also has higher vibration and noise. It is not possible for a light vehicle to handle this high vibration and noise.

3. More price of diesel engine

Diesel engines are made heavier to bear more pressure, due to which they are more expensive to build. There is a difference of Rs 50,000 in the price of diesel engine and petrol engine vehicles, which is too much for a small vehicle.

4. More pollution

Diesel burns in the engine produce 13 percent more pollution than petrol. Therefore, overuse of diesel engine is harmful to the environment.

5. Spending More Maintenance

Diesel engines require more maintenance than petrol. Because of this, engine oil needs to be changed every 5,000 km in diesel engine and 10,000 km in the petrol engine.

6. Low RPM in Diesel Engine

Cars with diesel engines produce more torque but lower rpm than petrol engines. The bike cannot run at low rpm on the road, due to which they use the petrol engine only.

7. Big Engine

Diesel has the potential to generate more energy than petrol. When the diesel burns in the engine, the heat is so high that it can damage the cylinder and surface of the light engine. A larger engine is needed to reduce heat, which cannot be applied to a bike.

8. Use of turbocharger

A turbocharger or supercharger is used to send more air to a diesel engine. It is quite expensive to install which is out of reach for a bike.

9. Expensive Technology

Fuel injection technology is used in diesel vehicles which is much more expensive than the spark plug technology used in petrol engines.

10. Powerful Motor

The diesel engine is much larger than the petrol engine and a high-powered motor is used to start the engine, which cannot be mounted in a bike.

AutoFreak Thoughts 

Diesel and petrol engines have their own special features. Diesel engines are used only in large and overweight vehicles. Despite all these technical disparities, some manufacturers such as Royal Enfield have been successful in making diesel engine bikes and may be able to replace all petrol bikes after a few years.

- Advertisement -


Sign up for latest news, important updates and special tutorials.

Anoj Kumar
Anoj Kumar is the Editorial Director for the AutoFreak. Anoj has been consistently named one of the top Influencers and Author by independent organizations. He is a frequently quoted source in Auto-Mobile.

Must Read

Ford Endeavor Sport Edition Launch Date, Specs, Mileage, Price, And Latest Update Here !!!

The Ford Endeavor Sport has been launched in India, priced at Rs 35.10 lakh. The Ford Endeavor Sport is a special edition that is...

Tata Nexon EV Car 3D Platform Launched: Know Here All the Features of Tata Nexon Electric Car in 3D View !!!

On the occasion of World Electric Vehicle Day, Tata Motors showcased all the variants from Nexon Electric with a 3D view. The company has...

Volkswagen Tiguan X Coupe Car: Know About Launch Date, Specs, Mileage, Price, And All Information !!!

Volkswagen has revealed the Tiguan X, its coupe SUV. Photos of the Tiguan X Coupe have been shared on social media. It is a...

Know Everything About Tata HBX Micro SUV Car Launch Date, Specs, Price, And All Information !!!

Domestic carmaker Tata Motors is currently working on its micro SUV Tata HBX. The company showcased this SUV at the Auto Expo 2020 held...

Know About Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 Launch Date, Specs, Review, Mileage, Price, And Everything Latest Update Here !!!

Mercedes-Benz has updated its electric SUV EQC 400 on the Indian website. Last week this car was seen in a showroom in Delhi. Mercedes...

Know Everything About BS6 Honda Jazz Variant Wise Features, Specs, Mileage, Price, And More Information !!!

Car manufacturer Honda Cars India recently launched the new-generation Honda Jazz, and it's premium hatchback car. The company has launched the Car at an...

Citroen C3 Sporty: Know About Expected Launch Date, Specs, Features, Price, And More Information !!!

Car manufacturer Citroen is preparing to launch its first car in the Indian market. According to the information, Citron may present its C5 Aircross...

Car Company Honda Announced its First Electric Car Will be Named “Honda E” !!!

While most carmakers are focusing on making electric sedans and electric SUVs, Japanese carmaker Honda Cars are preparing to make a small car as...

New Hyundai i20 Elite Car: Know About Specs, Mileage, Review, Launched Date, And Every Latest Update Here !!!

The new Hyundai i20 is scheduled to be launched in October, due to which the company has been doing road testing of this car...

New Honda Jazz TVC Launched In Indian Market Recently, Know Car Features, Specs, Mileage, And All Information !!!

Japanese carmaker Honda Cars has launched its premium hatchback Honda Jazz in the Indian market. The company has launched this car for Rs 7.49...