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anrajala 05-23-2007 06:16 AM

Re: Biodiesel Motorcycle?
>Soon you'll be using euros for toilet paper.

Heh heh, I would certainly hope so. (End of heh heh) I have a considerable Euro mortgage. Unfortunately the socialist card house has a faster growing economy than the US so does not look very promising at the moment.

- cruiz-euro

Brent_Meeker 06-20-2007 10:46 AM


Originally Posted by seruzawa (Post 157118)
The problem with motorcycle diesels is the low hp/displacement output of diesels. Turbos help this a lot, but still you are not going to get anywhere near the hp you can from a gasoline engine. Torque is another thing since diesels get loads of torque. It remains to be seen if motorcyclists are going to be willing to give up the hp.

The cars finishing first and second at Le Mans were diesels. The low hp/displacement is mainly a design choice for the usual diesel application. Having loads of torque doesn't mean you can't have big hp, the two aren't antithetical. To have big hp you just need to maintain the torque to high rpm.

scudracer 02-02-2008 05:56 PM

I foresee small CRDi turbo diesels in the near future, but perhaps for military motorcycles first.

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