Think biodiesel is just for slow-moving tractors? Check out this picture of a motorcycle Greenline Industries will be showcasing at the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in San Antonio, TX later this week.
Built by Oakland, California-based The Crucible, a non-profit educational collaboration of arts, industry and community, this thing will attempt to break the land-speed record for a diesel-powered motorcycle at the famed Bonneville Salt Flats this coming fall. The record is 105 mph. This thing has already been clocked at 130 mph! This is from a Greenline press release:
“We believe in proving the simple point that diesel fuels are exceptionally efficient in smaller engines, and that biodiesel is the
ultimate form of diesel,” said Ted Lavoie, Greenline’s CEO. “That is why we have sponsored the Earthrace circumnavigation world record attempt, and that is why we are sponsoring The Crucible’s land speed record attempt.”
“We hope to show the world the performance potential of bio-fuels by breaking the existing diesel record and establish records for both biodiesel and SVO at the home of high performance, the Bonneville Salt Flats,” said Michael Sturtz, Die Moto’s rider and The Crucible’s Executive Director.
See it for yourself at the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo February 4th-7th in San Antonio, TX.