Diesel motorcycle developed for Marines.
The motorcycles were designed to run on diesel fuel or aviation kerosene, and intended for NATO military forces.
A spokesman said the design team successfully produced a "motorcycle engine powerful enough to be used on the battlefield for reconnaissance, policing and courier duties, as well as for on-road and off-road performance."
The engine is a liquid cooled, single cylinder, four-stroke device. The motorcycle, which achieved speeds of 85 miles per hour in recent tests at Bonneville Salt Flat, Utah, goes 110 miles on a gallon of diesel.
The bike soon could be sold on the commercial market.
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|Title Annotation:||Tech Talk|
|Author:||Williams, Robert H.|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Jan 1, 2005|
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