Fit, Form, Function. just some aspects of these extensions of our ego. Simplicity has its place. air cooled machines have served us for centuries. There are limits of performance in every window of operations, often referred to as the sweet spot. Air cooled ice motors can only do so much, so they are relegated to the scrap heap of history and the few exotics in the world of cu$tom$.
Power is purely a function of fuel and efficiency in extracting all the heat/mechanical energy out of it. Atmospheric aspirated motors, old school “no replacement for Displacement”. meaning bigger motor = more fuel = more power. aka inefficiency.
New skool, smaller motor, higher compression, faster rpm, pressurized air and fuel = more efficient burn = more power = more heat management required. liquid cooled are more complex motors. More complex = more maintenance = more failures.
Hence, ‘Lectric motors are our future. Simple and Powerful. Fewer components. Less things to go tittsup, less maint. 10x power per lb.
need to get the cost down and the range recharge up. Only the big boys can make enuff for this to happen. If Japan won’t, China will