There’s a new diesel powered motorcycle on the market, though only in the Netherlands for the moment, it’s the Track T-800CDI. Made in the Netherlands, it’s powered by a turbocharged 800cc 3 cylinder diesel with 45 horsepower and 74 foot pounds of torque. It has a centrifugal clutch and a CVT with shaft drive. It holds almost 6 gallons of diesel fuel.
The engine is ready for biodiesel right from the factory and gives the Track a 0-60 of 3.75 seconds and a 108 mph top speed.
It must be something about the folks over in the Netherlands, they build some pretty interesting diesel bikes, like the Thunder Star 1200 which, unfortunately, has not seen production, but this one looks like it has some potential. There’s no price listed from what I could see and how soon it will be sold outside the Netherlands is not firm.
The Bulldog Diesel is also available over here in the US, sort of, but most of their output is going straight to the military.
Thanks for the tip, Pim!