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Old 01-25-2013, 12:57 PM   #15
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Vermont
Oddometer: 682
I don't understand why people get a hard-on for diesel bikes. As stated previously, a single cylinder, 400cc diesel will put out 10hp....not 30. There are quite a few motorcycles and tons of scooters sold in the US that get more than 70mpg. Diesel costs more than gas in most parts of the US. If you've ever actually owned a diesel engine powered vehicle...then you know the starter motor and battery needs to be relatively ginormous....and those two components are the heaviest by volume of any part on an engine. Lastly...have fun trying to kickstart an engine with 20:1 compression.
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