The Yamaha RD200 two-stroke twin did the same thing, it used a dynamo rather than an alternator, and used it backwards as a starter motor.Automotive GENERATORS used to be used on the International Cub Cadet lawn tractors of the mid-1960s as both a generator for battery charging and as the starter motor for the 7-10 hp Kohler engine.
Actually it was preceeded by the Yamaha CS3 which had the same setup.The Yamaha RD200 two-stroke twin did the same thing, it used a dynamo rather than an alternator, and used it backwards as a starter motor.
At the time I had a 350cc Suzuki, another two-stroke twin, and one night we left our local pub and went down to Bakewell (where the tarts/puddings come from) - we both had pillion passengers. Going into Bakewell there's a nice long flat road, and we were flyingTuned mine up and had just over 100mph on it! (on the clock of course..)
Great performance from two-strokes!They were two strokes though, yuck.
Certainly two-strokes are much more thirsty, that's where the power comes from - but they are also much lower revving.They might be fast but they're also noisy, dirty and thirsty. Get a 600cc four stroke, same performance if not better, cleaner, quieter and half the fuel cost.
No, a LOT lower revving - both my 350 twin, and 380 triple, red lined at 8000 rpm, similar size four strokes usually red line about 12000 or higher.I thought they were higher revving?
Can't take the power?I've never ridden a two stroke (thank goodness) so I don't know.
I don't see any theoretical problem with that; just the practical problem of having to start with DC and invert it (with associated inefficiencies) to 3-phase AC and control that. So simpler (and even perhaps cheaper overall) to start with a BLDC motor.What's stopping someone disconnecting the bridge/regulator, applying a DC voltage to the field windings and a 3 phase signal to the 3-phase part, just like a BLDC motor?