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Old 18th July 2009, 23:52   #1
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Default International News - Yamaha Diesel bike!

Hold your horses! Its not been launched yet, but at least they've been granted a patent.
Yamaha patents turbodiesel motorcycle engine - Hell For Leather
It has an inline 4 TCIC diesel engine - and looks good too!
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Great news!! But I doubt whether this will come to india in the near future. It may make sense for indian market if it gives some good fuel efficiency.
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Damn. I was thinking about manufacturing a diesel bike while reading the new reva thread.
Ideas do travel very fast

Still. It would be really good. A good market could be captured with this.

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Why not a CRDi one?

And no pix, just some cross section of whole thing. No numbers even!
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More than speed, acceleration or looks, inline-four cylinder bikes are all about the screaming/howling sound. And diesels, CRDi or no-CRDi, sound pathetic. So, personally, I think it defeats the very purpose of an inline four.
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hmm. reminds me of the bone rattler Sooraj & Enfield Taurus.

BioDiesel should be the way forward for these upcoming yam(soo)raj
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