Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Die Moto: Biodiesel-powered motorcycle aims for landspeed record

Yeah, it's an oil-burner. And it's pretty fast. For a diesel

Biodiesel specialists, Greenline Industries recently showed the Die Moto – the world's first biodiesel land speed record motorcycle – at the National Biodiesel Conference in San Antonio, in the US. This bike was built at The Crucible, an industrial arts education facility in California.

Running on pure biodiesel, the Die Moto has already clocked speeds in excess of 208km/h. And in September this year, The Crucible team plans to break the diesel motorcycle land speed world record (currently 168km/h) at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.

"We believe in proving the simple point that diesel fuels are exceptionally efficient in smaller engines, and that biodiesel is the ultimate form of diesel," says Greenline CEO, Ted Lavoie. Sure thing Ted. Wish you all the best!

Also see:
TRACK T-800CDI: Diesel dual-purpose
Faster and Faster: The best of 2006
Significant firsts in motorcycling

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