Patent Number: 8,584,645

Title: Vehicle including a variable intake pipe length device

Abstract: A vehicle includes a variable intake pipe length device capable of adjusting the length of an intake pipe according to the condition of an engine, the intake pipe being provided in an intake passage for inducing air from an air cleaner box to an intake port of the engine, the intake pipe including a fixed funnel and a movable funnel movable relative to the fixed funnel by a driving force of an actuator. A rotating pipe as a part of the intake pipe is rotationally driven by the actuator, and the movable funnel is moved by rotating the rotating pipe, thereby varying the length of the intake pipe.

Inventors: Kubo; Katsuhiro (Wako, JP), Hanawa; Kaoru (Wako, JP)

Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd

International Classification: F02M 35/104 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/19/12018