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Old 07-17-2012, 09:59 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by biggles0449 View Post
Now that would be something special, entering Dakar on a diesel bike! Incredible torque, great fuel range, but cumbersome and heavy..theres a company in the UK that are developing a round-the-world style bike, based around the Smart car diesel unit...last i saw it was a bit Frankenbike looking, but how awesome would it be if someone was prepared to develop something suitable and give it a go!

Do any of you guys know of any 450 powerplants out there that could be used instead of an 800cc TDi unit?! Wonder if Dakar would allow the 800cc engine, just because it's a diesel?! Could open up a whole new side to the rally!


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