Techy DIESEL motorcycle
Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:40 am
Nissan diesel engines, and the people who love them
We (friend and I) were given a tour of the "operation" 2 yrs ago out in Hesperia. The Heritage Edition was some 6 months away at that time for sale to the public. Never happened for a variety of reasons (gov contracts take precidence). The HDT engine has almost nothing (parts-wise) in common with the Kawasaki KLR it was derived from.TooManyIdeas wrote:I've been doing some research on this subject. Check these guys out, and they're more local. http://www.dieselmotorcycles.com/
AStevens (and others): Take at so MANY -diesel- motorcycles here! Fastinates!!AStevens wrote:I'd like to get a ride on one and see how it does on trails. If things keep going the way they are, civilian production models could be delayed for a loooong time.
Good photography, there. Looks a bit like trials, rather than enduro? My off-road was a long time ago, but I used to compete -- sorta -- in 125cc class enduro. More like poker runs, actually. Had a lot of fun. Wish I had pictures, but only this one. That was a loooong time ago. I'm the younger one. That is a Hodaka Combat Wombat 125, which I worked an entire summer to buy in the year of our bicentennial; it had sat unsold for three years by then. I put a lot of offroad miles on that one.AStevens wrote:that'll go in the dirt!
At home, I still have my little Honda CB1-400f, 1990. Was sold for only 2 years back then. Fun but for my problems. (whew).asavage wrote:SNIP- I haven't been on a 'bike in six years now. I have a hankering for another CX500 or maybe a CX650? Or an old Silverwing. I don't know, I've survived two bad accidents, I don't know about a third one. And my hands go numb now after ten minutes of riding, it's a nerve thing. Not as much fun as it used to be.