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Old 03-05-2004, 06:39 PM   #1
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Track Dutch diesel bike (merged) threadfest...

I thought others might enjoy seeing this diesel-powered, dual-sport, concept bike that I found on a Dutch website.
http://www.evamotor.nl/Motorcycles/Track/track2.htm

From the website:

The Track Motorcycle will be a Diesel powered turbo intercooled powerplant.
Standard Features:

Semi and automatic shifting a 6 gearbox
Rear + Frontwheel drive hydraulic
Shaftdrive
Personal Digital Assisted (PDA) Electronic management
Ergonomics on seat hight , footrest and handlebar position
Travel-package intergraded in the design when needed
Progressive brakelight and headlight
"Raiser" a lifting device for parking and for lifting out of desert-sand

If you go to the main page of the site, www.evamotor.nl there are some other neat concepts and aftermarket parts including some of the first 1200GS parts I've seen.

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Old 03-07-2004, 03:42 PM   #2
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Sounds good. I don't know why there haven't been other diesel bikes out there.
I've been driving diesel cars for almost 30 years. Would be easier to get fuel around the world also.
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Old 03-07-2004, 04:56 PM   #3
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Sounds good. I don't know why there haven't been other diesel bikes out there.
There have been...

http://www.drive.cranfield.ac.uk/cfm...motorbike1.cfm

http://www.f1engineering.com/projectpics%20white.html

http://www.peace65.freeserve.co.uk/Pictures/diesel.htm

http://www.bikez.com/bike/index.php?bike=4191

...you just have to look for them.
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Old 03-07-2004, 05:18 PM   #4
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Don't the Marines have a Diesel version of the KLR?
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Old 03-07-2004, 07:47 PM   #5
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Yes and no - apparently it's a conventional engine that burns diesel for power
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Old 03-07-2004, 08:28 PM   #6
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Yes and no - apparently it's a conventional engine that burns diesel for power
It's a purpose-built diesel engine placed in a KLR chassis with upgraded rear suspension.

http://www.f1engineering.com/projectpics%20white.html

I'm getting one as soon as it's available.
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Old 11-19-2006, 10:24 PM   #7
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Dutch diesel bike (merged) threadfest...

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“BMW GS killer with KTM LC8 drivability and Suzuki Hayabusa-like torque"

The first commercially-available diesel motorcycle

What do you think ?
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Old 11-19-2006, 10:37 PM   #8
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Could be cool but it doesn't look finished. Not sure how it can be a GS killer with so much stuff hanging unprotected off the engine and what looks like a rear wheel off of a bicycle.

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Old 11-19-2006, 11:18 PM   #9
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I LIKE IT!! It's got to be easy to work on. That engine would really look cool with some accent lighting. :)


The CV trans is a good idea for an engine with a small torque range.
The frontend is off the KTM 950A.
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Old 11-19-2006, 11:29 PM   #10
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Looks pretty well thought out, but that tiny turbo sure is in a vulnerable spot.
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Old 11-20-2006, 04:03 AM   #11
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Ir seems there is a bunch of these becoming available and diesel bikes have been around longer than I thought.

http://motorcyclecity.com/Military-b...l-Kawasaki.htm

http://www.dieselbike.net/

http://www.hdtusa.com/
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Old 11-20-2006, 06:51 AM   #12
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Hope the deisel gets good mileage cause it looks like it holds about two gallons
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Old 11-20-2006, 07:03 AM   #13
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What does it weigh?
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Old 11-20-2006, 07:13 AM   #14
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Moved to the appropriate forum.
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Old 11-20-2006, 07:20 AM   #15
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Nice sales pitch... Mr CEO

Well that's pretty... ugly... (in my opinion).

Okay, so it's a prototype... guess I'll have to wait to pass judgement on its appearance till a production version turns up (maybe someday? ).

but a lot of the bits on this one seem... How do you say... vulnerable. (or half finished as someone previously put it).


As far as the; "...a BMW GS killer with KTM LC8 drivability and Suzuki Hayabusa-like torque.” quote goes however...

Well, what else would you expect the managing director - E.V.A. CEO Erik Vegt - of the company behind the bike to say...??? I think (once again) that I'll probably pass judgement on the reputed performance of the technological wonder, until a (little) more impartial party gets to test ride the bike...?

Mind you, this shows some promise for the bikes future potential;

It comes with three pre-programmed ECU settings enabling it to be switched to run on 100% Pure Plant Oil (such as sunflower oil) or into a highly efficient but lower power diesel economy mode... “It’s the ultimate long distance and long life motorcycle that can run on diesel fuel or 100% pure plant oil,”

... so I guess when you're out on one of those long and arduous "advenure rides", that you can always pull up at the nearest "greasy spoon" or roadside dinner and fill up with a bacon & egg sandwhich for the pilot, and a gallon of "deep frying" oil for the scooter!
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