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2011 Altius Scimitar Review
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And I thought 'Gladius' was a cool name for a bike...
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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