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Biodiesel Motorcycle

Discussion in 'Bike Reviews, Questions and Suggestions' at netrider.net.au started by jd, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. [img:270:203:c8737ac427]http://www.ecorider.com/images/leisure2.jpg[/img:c8737ac427]
    Scottish company Ecodrider's now producing a motorcycle designed for farm/forestry work with a 230cc diesel engine good for 2.8L/100km that can also run on biodiesel fuels. It's been designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible - the wide tyres are even designed to put less force on the ground than the average human foot (though do have to wonder about the optional rifle holder :)). Top speeds only about 25mph but that's not surprising given it's only got a dual range gearbox (with reverse and auto clutch). The 250kg towing capacity might make it an interesting alternative to the usual farm ATVs - if it ever gets sold here.


     
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  2. So how long before they put out a TD with a diecent gearbox?
     
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  3. The Lions/Rotary club wowsers will be enthralled by the 26MPH speed and
    reverse gear.

     
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  4. Theres a company in Vic working on a bio fuel compatible with normal petrol engines, no NOT ethanol a fuel derived from waste vegatable oils.
     
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