Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Who thought trans fat could rock so hard?

Rock on! This bike is awesome!

Die Moto, a motorcycle that runs on biodiesel, set national and international records on Monday, cruising to a top speed of 130.6 miles per hour.

Built by The Crucible, a group of industrial artists in Oakland, the bike has a modified BMW car engine and a handcrafted aluminum shell. And it's a green machine, too. Running on B100, or pure bioediesel fuel, the bike emits 78 percent less CO2 than a standard diesel engine. The team eventually hopes to crank it up to 160 miles per hour.

Built by a neat group too:
The Crucible is an educational facility that fosters a collaboration of Arts, Industry and Community. Through training in the fine and industrial arts, The Crucible promotes creative expression, reuse of materials, and innovative design while serving as an accessible arts venue for the general public.

I love that an "art school" made this. They also teach welding, blacksmithing, kinetics, neon and light... I'm going to make it a point to stop by here the next time I drive back to WA.

Video here, sounds MEAN!! You can hear the turbos spool when they give it some gas. I'm also really digging the long and low stance this thing presents. Conjures up images of Akira.

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