Friday, September 28, 2007

Oil rig: The Neander Turbodiesel

The Neander Turbodiesel is powered by a 1340cc, twin-cylinder diesel, which makes 195Nm of torque. That's almost twice as much as a Yamaha R1...

Pics: The Kneeslider

“After seven years of extensive development work, working our fingers to the bone and burning out several prototypes, it is finally done: There’s a new sheriff in town!” say Neander, on their website. And indeed, they do have a unique product – the Neander is supposed to be the world’s first and only motorcycle with a turbocharged diesel engine!

The Neander is fitted with a 1340cc, air and oil cooled, 8-valve, turbocharged, intercooled, twin-cylinder diesel engine that makes 112 horsepower and an impressive 195Nm of torque at 2600rpm. (Compared with most litre-class superbikes, that’s almost twice as much torque at less than a third of the revs!) The bikes uses belt-drive, has a six-speed gearbox, will accelerate from zero to 100km/h in 4.5 seconds, and hit a top speed of 225km/h. Not bad for a diesel-powered cruiser.

But wait, there’s a price for all this diesel performance – an eye watering, jaw dropping, bank account shriveling US$133,000! That, by the way, is more than what a brand new Porsche 911 Turbo costs. But if you are still interested, you can get more details on The Kneeslider and the Neander website.

A video of the Neander TD in action

Also see:
Die Moto: Biodiesel-powered motorcycle aims for landspeed record!
Track T-800 CDI: Diesel-powered dual-purpose bike from the Netherlands...
From France: The Wakan 1640 cruiser
"GSX-Rs are for moped riders!"
The 150bhp Shelby & Rucker chopper...
Allen Millyard's 2300cc, V12 Kawasaki!
Radical radial: An aircraft-engined cruiser...
Naro: The 40kmpl, four-wheeled 'motorcycle'
Memorable: The mighty Munch Mammut TTS-E!

1 comment:

Bram said...

Huh??? The 6-speed gearbox makes absolutely no sense. If you have so much torque, which is likely to be in a wide band, then a 2-speed gear box is just fine.

Random Ramblings