Sunday, May 11, 2008

Alstare develop biofuel-powered GSX-R1000


Can a biofuel-powered racebike win a WSBK event? In another year or two, don't bet against it!

For the last one year, Alstare have been working on small, biofuel-powered engines. Working with Suzuki and Magneti Marelli, Alstare had earlier developed an ATV that could run on E85 – a mix of 15% petrol and 85% bioethanol. Now, the company has unveiled its first prototype biofuel-powered GSX-R1000, which was first shown yesterday at Monza.

Alstare will continue to develop and fine-tune biofuel-powered engines, including high-performance, racebike engines. And, hey, if the diesel-powered Audi R10 can win the Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race, we don’t see why biofuel-powered bikes can’t be winning races in another couple of years…!

Also see:
Kawasaki KLR650-based diesel motorcycles for the US Army...
Ecosse ES1 engineer wins design award, working prototype of the bike to be ready by year-end...
The US$140,000 Neander 1400 TurboDiesel!
Suzuki Crosscage: The first production-ready fuel-cell bike?
3UpRacing: The 95kg, 95bhp, 95Racer...
Roehr 1250sc: The supercharged, 180bhp, made-in-America sportsbike is ready!
Bg CC Racing's 450bhp B-King Turbo...
Italian cool: The Moto Guzzi V7 Classic...
S1000RR: The most awesome BMW ever!
Tokyo Joe's MotoGP-replica GSX-R...

External links:
The dangers of Jatropha-derived biofuel...
Rides And Destinations: The Stonehouse Bar...



Couldn't care less about diesel and biofuel-powered bikes? Well, at least these pics should brighten up things for you then!

Pics: London Bikers

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