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Old 04-20-2006, 05:30 AM   #11
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Default Re: Ecorider. Diesel/Biofuel Bike Available to the Public.

Just remember KP, a diesel engine is going to rev more like a Harley than a ZX6.



I'm sure you're willing to make that tradeoff "for the Planet."
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Old 04-20-2006, 06:00 AM   #12
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That's not a bike.....it's a tractor!!!
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Old 04-20-2006, 06:38 AM   #13
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Default Re: Ecorider. Diesel/Biofuel Bike Available to the Public.

Though you be right re every diesel I've ever experienced, I wonder if they HAVE to be that way?



You know, I have no idea.



I suppose you saw the diesel race car in C & D. Pretty interesting. Maybe Rudy's wonder does have a place in the sporting world - or maybe not.
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Old 04-20-2006, 07:13 AM   #14
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Correctamundo! A two wheel garden tractor. The most boring motorcycle ever invented. How about a road test between Ecorider and Segway?
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Old 04-20-2006, 08:07 AM   #15
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Default Re: Yep, the Hippo 230cc Hatz Diesel

Then buy one.
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Old 04-20-2006, 08:24 AM   #16
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It's almost as fast and nearly as fuel efficient as a Honda Super Cub.
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Old 04-20-2006, 12:46 PM   #17
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Yeah, but the Super Cub has actual moving suspension as opposed to the Hippo's rigid frame and suspension by low pressure tires, so the comparison wouldn't be fair!



OTOH, I'd like to see you tow a 550 lb. trailer with your Super Cub! Then again, thinking of the pictures I've seen of heavily loaded Cubs in third world countries, maybe it'd do just fine.
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Old 04-20-2006, 04:35 PM   #18
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I drove a diesel GTI in Germany a few years back. It was pretty fun.
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Old 04-20-2006, 06:07 PM   #19
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Probably fine for farting around in the woods like the photos show. If you run out of gas, you can always render a bison over a fire for some more fuel. Just like the Native Americans did!
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