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A diesel powered, 2WD, R1200GS challenger
« on: January 07, 2009, 08:24:28 am »
http://www.fasterandfaster.net/2008/12/diesel-powered-track-t800-cdi-gets-2wd.html

Powered by an 800cc, three-cylinder common-rail turbodiesel that makes 50 horsepower and 130Nm of torque, the Track T800 CDI was quite remarkable to begin with. And now, EVA have added continuously variable transmission (CVT), which not only makes it supremely easy to ride, but also always keeps the T800â??s engine in the rev range where it works best, making it very fuel efficient.

The other significant bit that the Track T800 now packs is (optional) two-wheel-drive. We donâ??t have full details on this yet, but apparently this adjustable hydraulic system not only transfers power to the front wheel, but can also automatically adjust power delivery between the front and the rear wheels for obtaining optimum traction.

With its low-maintenance shaft-drive, 2WD, the capability to run on multiple fuels (diesel, biodiesel and/or various kinds of vegetable oilâ?¦!) and rugged build quality, the Track T800 CDI looks like it can be a prime challenger in the BMW R1200GS segment. At around US$24,500 it certainly isnâ??t cheap, but itâ??s reasonably fast (top speed is about 175km/h), fuel efficient (about 23-25km/l), can carry loads of luggage and if youâ??re willing, itâ??ll be happy to romp across Continents.
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Re: A diesel powered, 2WD, R1200GS challenger
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2009, 08:54:23 am »
It may compete with the 1200 on looks & price, but on performance it seems closer to a dakar...
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Re: A diesel powered, 2WD, R1200GS challenger
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2009, 09:12:14 am »
Dunno about the rest, but that is a KTM front wheel...

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Re: A diesel powered, 2WD, R1200GS challenger
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2009, 10:12:46 am »
I'm sorry, but what's so good about 23-25km/l in biking terms? Especially if 650 singles can achieve the same consumption and speed? IMO the only real benefit is the multifuel capability and the torque per cc, even though it's at the cost of HP.
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Re: A diesel powered, 2WD, R1200GS challenger
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2009, 10:17:12 am »
Dunno about the rest, but that is a KTM front wheel...



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Re: A diesel powered, 2WD, R1200GS challenger
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2009, 10:24:47 am »
but itâ??s reasonably fast (top speed is about 175km/h), fuel efficient (about 23-25km/l), can carry loads of luggage and if youâ??re willing, itâ??ll be happy to romp across Continents.


Sounds like my Dakar.

 

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Re: A diesel powered, 2WD, R1200GS challenger
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2009, 10:26:34 am »
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Re: A diesel powered, 2WD, R1200GS challenger
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2009, 10:29:25 am »
Dunno about the rest, but that is a KTM front wheel...

and 2 photoshop photo's of very low quality.

If this bike was for real and so good, why not  a  real photo?
Does this bike even exist?
 

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Re: A diesel powered, 2WD, R1200GS challenger
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2009, 10:34:01 am »
Dunno about the rest, but that is a KTM front wheel...

and 2 photoshop photo's of very low quality.

If this bike was for real and so good, why not  a  real photo?
Does this bike even exist?

Look at the link given above for this paragraph :

The Track T800 CDI is in limited production right now. For more information, visit the EVA website here. You can also download these two videos of the bike in action, here and here

or go to the website :
http://www.dieslmotorfiets.nl
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Re: A diesel powered, 2WD, R1200GS challenger
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2009, 10:36:42 am »
http://www.dieselmotorfiets.nl/




Aaah - I see it says: HIER ALVAST EEN VOORPROEFJE...


So that's a preview.

There is also a video or three.

Looks like they did use different bike parts for the bike - KTM front wheel makes sense then...

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Re: A diesel powered, 2WD, R1200GS challenger
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2009, 12:30:23 pm »
and a bit of midget car aswell ... 800 engin from SMART car
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Re: A diesel powered, 2WD, R1200GS challenger
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2009, 04:29:50 pm »
I know there's a company in the US that builds diesel bikes for the US military. The were also talking about building a commercial version but according to their website the demand from the military is so big that they can't keep up and have postponed the commercial launch.

Have a look at : http://www.dieselmotorcycles.com/models.htm
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Re: A diesel powered, 2WD, R1200GS challenger
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2009, 09:36:54 pm »
I'd rather have the diesel KLR.