Diesel Motorbike Speed Record Smashed


The DIE Moto, the diesel-engined motorbike which we have covered before, has broken the land speed record for a diesel motorbike, with a speed of 130mph.

The bike is a Frankenstein vehicle made from a motorbike and a BMW car engine which was salvaged from a scrap yard. It was designed to run on standard diesel, biodiesel, or straight vegetable oil (SVO), but it is unclear which fuel was being used when the record was broken.When we covered it previously we reported that its creators, an industrial-arts group in California called the Crucible, were ‘hoping to get it up to 160mph at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats next month’. They might not have hit that target, but 130mph is an impressive speed, nonetheless. ::Auto Blog Green

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