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Administrator 05-13-2011 12:32 PM

2011 Altius Scimitar Review
 

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2011 Altius Scimitar Review

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pushrod 05-13-2011 01:09 PM

And I thought 'Gladius' was a cool name for a bike...

meekerdb 05-16-2011 11:50 AM

Diesel? Not!
 
The Altius Scimitar is not a diesel. It's a plain ole KLR engine that has been modified so it can burn diesel and other fuels. The giveaway is it's "Indirect Injection". A diesel must have direct injection. The importance of this is that a real diesel can use a much higher compression ratio and that's what gives it about 30% better fuel efficiency than an otto-cycle engine. There's no way the Altius Scimitar is going to get significantly better fuel mileage than a KLR650. It can get a small boost just because diesel fuel has slightly more energy content per gallon than gasoline. But 110mpg...forget it.


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