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Old 09-21-2013, 08:23 PM   #1
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Diesel dual sports

A friend of mine snapped a couple of photos of these USMC HDT-USA diesel motorcycles that I gather are modified KLR 650s?


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Old 09-22-2013, 07:37 AM   #2
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Sure are. I'd like to hear one running.

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Old 09-22-2013, 08:24 AM   #3
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USMC: Uncle Sam's Motorcycle? How heavy are these bad boys?
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Old 09-22-2013, 09:09 AM   #4
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I like how they strap down the bikes for transport... typical Marines.
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Old 09-22-2013, 02:14 PM   #5
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Old 09-22-2013, 05:18 PM   #6
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30k

If I recall correctly, these end up costing our mutual Uncle wellover $30k apiece. But man, how cool is a diesel DS?

http://www.dieselmotorcycles.com/company.html
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Old 09-22-2013, 05:23 PM   #7
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There was talk of making them for civilian sale a few years ago but nothing ever came of it. You used to be able to buy the new take-off parts on FleaBay.
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Old 09-22-2013, 05:29 PM   #8
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There was talk of making them for civilian sale a few years ago but nothing ever came of it. You used to be able to buy the new take-off parts on FleaBay.

Too much $$$ for retail. (the gov't doesn't care!)
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:07 PM   #9
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Too much $$$ for retail. (the gov't doesn't care!)
That's kind of how it ended up. Do you want a $14k KLR with less horsepower?

Prolly kept the F'ed up doohickey and still needed a ThermoBob.

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Old 09-22-2013, 06:15 PM   #10
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These guys were preparing to sell them to civillians a few years ago. I think the price was going to be right around 11K. I looked into it, and the date just kept getting pushed back.
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this was posted in their @ the LONE STAR RALLY, a coupla years ago

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Old 01-13-2014, 06:37 PM   #12
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i was looking into getting one as well..and had at one point heard rumors they were partialy available in canada...you gotta admit 1 thing about the price tag..the whole bike could fall apart and the whole engine would still keep going.....i recall top speed being in excess of 110mph making it insanely usefull for adv riding..especialy when you consider that diesel GRUNT to go straight up
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Old 01-13-2014, 06:50 PM   #13
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I'd like one of these myself...



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Old 01-13-2014, 07:03 PM   #14
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A company had plans to sell the same design as the Hayes diesel KLRs but in India under the name "Altius Scimitar", Google that!

They made a MY 2011 and apparently a MY 2012 was spotted in India but there's no word on if it will ever actually be mass produced and sold to the public in India much less exported abroad. News from India is sketchy at best but from what I have read the plans for mass production seem to have fallen through. Just like a few lucky Americans with the USMC diesels, a few lucky Indians will have the only diesel bikes in India.

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Old 01-14-2014, 12:44 PM   #15
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a few lucky Indians will have the only diesel bikes in India.
Royal Enfield India used to make a diesel variant of the Bullet called a Taurus. 6.5 hp, 170 mpg (us gallons). Is was discontinued, but from their website it says they are working on reintroducing new diesel models in the future.
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