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For what it is worth, Ive just read an article in this week's Motorcycle News which says that there are five new firms all trying to break into the bike market with diesel-powered machines in the near future. The article doesn't provide any info on four of these but does refer to a German machine, the "Neander" which is now close to production. Obviously, the name is taken from Neanderthal man..."a type of primitive man occuring throughout much of Europe in late Palaeolithic times..." and Neandertal...."a valley near Dusseldorf, Germany." Thinking further on your comment that Bush is the 'megalomaniac' it perhaps follows that Blair is perhaps 'Neanderthal man.'. Oooops! have I strayed into the political arena here.

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how could either be described as political, ones the best money could buy and the other will sell the family silver or peerage if the price is right

what have either of them ever done that could be described as political

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Frank Zappa had a diesel.................

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Almost Taffy...that is a "Dweezil" his son's name (and a daughter named Moon Unit)...

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I would buy one in a heartbeat! A small 4cyl diesel would have more torque and get alot more gas mileage. Asfor the battery issue, that could be hard but thats why it is a concept....some genius will figure it out.

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ive been following this thread with great interest,i think it would be a fantastic idea , Diesel engines have moved on a great deal in just the last 10yrs alone.The modern CDI engine, ( common rail diesel)was brought to light by Citroen, and most motor manufactures followed suit with there own version of the CDI unit. At one time the thought of a diesel engine in a luxury car,ie, BMW,JAGUAR, MERCEDES AUDI etc, etc, was laughed at because of the image diesel had, noisy, smelly, sluggish motors, the list went on!! not any more!,, take the 320 cdi Mercedes, you dont know the dam things running, and will leave most of its 3litre brothers standing. Only last year for the first time a diesel engine car won a world WRX rally, so the technology for more power is there with the aid of turbo,s etc. So come on HONDA, take the lead and develop a great diesel engine for the Goldwing , i for one would think it would be a world wide hit pp

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Just read in MCN thatfive manufacturers are in the proccessof developing diesel engined motorbikes. The only manufacturer mentioned by name is Neander (Germany), who are apparently about ready to launch their cruiser style bike.



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I have read an article or 2 on the Neander. As I recall its a twin with a supercharger. It also has twin counter rotating crankshafts. ITs got very good performance and high MPG.

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Back on topic, the US military has been using motorcycles from Hayes Diversified Technologies that have a diesel single.

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