Team Orion 2012 CRF Engines

May 08, 2012 No Comments by

These new engines feature a new crankcase with stronger design, a new piston/liner with new piston material for improved power and durability, use a light weight crankshaft design for improved RPM, and much, much more. Check out all the specs in the press release below:

We take the CRF World Champion Engine technology to the next level: With the B321, B521, T522 Racing and Factory Team power plants we introduce a complete range of new engines. Never the engines were more efficient. Never they were more powerful. Never it was easier to choose the right engine for your needs.

The world champion CRF engine has gotten even better. Throughout 2011 our team has been busy improving the CRF engine and the 2012 Factory Team engines are the result.

New Crankcase

Thanks to small reinforcements and structural changes at several locations the engine’s new crankcase is more stiff in extreme high temperature situations. Like this the driving characteristics are constant during the whole race and the engine delivers maximum power even at hottest conditions.

New Crankshaft

To further improve the top speed of the engines we improved the crankshaft design. The SG type crankshaft with advanced, patented CRF technology is now even lighter allowing the engine to rev up even more.

New Piston Liner

Thanks to new material used for the piston we were able to tease even more power out of the engines made at Italy’s premium power plant manufacturer under the lead of CRF project manager Adrien Bertin. The new material is more strong as well, ensuring best reliability for toughest racing.

New heat sink

The new heat sink has a different hole configuration. Groups of smaller holes combined with milled areas provide even better heat dissipation at an extremely low weight.

Better mileage

The new engine construction results in better mileage which gives you the extra advantage over the competition. You need less pit stops and you stay more flexible for your racing strategy.

Hand made tuning, high grade components

We only use the best machines, latest materials and quality components and combine it with hand made tuning for the Factory Team engines!

We have completely reorganised our engines line-up. There are two Factory Team engines with hand-made tuning and ceramic ball bearings and one Racing Team engine with some reduced specs at a great price!

Features:

  • World Champion Technology
  • New crankcase with stronger design
  • New piston/liner with new piston material for improved power and durability
  • New, light weight crankshaft design for improved RPM
  • Factory tuned parts for optimized mixture flow
  • 3 port version for smooth power and best run-times
  • 5 port version for maximum power
  • 5 port .22 size truggy version
  • High grade components
  • Rear ceramic bearing
  • Double sealed front Swiss bearing
  • New carburetor for improved tunability
  • Made in Italy

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