Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Hydrogen-petrol hybrid Kawasaki ZX-10R shown at SEMA 2008


This ZX-10R can, apparently, run on petrol and hydrogen!

Pics: K&N

Jason and Jeremy Cantwell, owners of the US-based Derby City Customs, have prepared this unique hybrid Kawasaki ZX-10R, which runs on petrol and hydrogen! The Cantwells claim the bike – a 2008 model ZX-10R – still makes around 170bhp, but now gets double the mileage of the standard bike.

"Simply put, we separated the hydrogen and oxygen molecules from distilled water which propels the hybrid. As a result the gas burns more efficiently and gets better gas mileage as it reduces emissions. The motorcycle's main emissions are water, not carbon deposits," claim the bike's creators. We'll admit we don't understand any of it, and unfortunately, there are no other technical details on how the hydrogen hybrid conversion has been carried out…

The DCC Kawasaki ZX-10R has also been fitted with hand-made carbonfibre bodywork, lightweight wheels from Carrozzeria, and custom vinyl graphics from Digital EFX. The bike is currently on display at the ongoing SEMA show in Las Vegas.

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