High Speed Vegetables
The team at The Crucible, a non-profit educational collaboration of arts, industry and community in Oakland, California have developed Die Moto, a custom-built performance diesel motorcycle capable of running on diesel, biodiesel, or straight vegetable oil (SVO) fuels. Hitting a top speed of 121 mph in October 2006, Die Moto seriously challenges the notion that biodiesel or SVO fuels mean slow, plodding rides.
Designed and fabricated by a team of environmentally conscious vehicle enthusiasts, engineers and artisans, the Die Moto is out to prove the viability of alternative fuel technology in performance vehicles. The project is among a rising wave of independent organizations discovering, developing and using effective fuel alternatives and vehicles.
However, none are quite so fast as this one.