wups. too late. thats what you get for looking for a link first. haha! but not just germany. I think the first diesel enfield was in India, the Enfield Robin. Our milkman used to deliver milk on one and I recall as a child being mystified by the wierdness of it.
How does that torque come into play? Quick off the line, hill climbing, towing? I'm guessing it doesnt equate to a lot of hp or top speed, so rpms must stay low. Maybe someone who's not a smart ass can enlighten us on torque vs. hp in a diesel, weight considerations etc.
Motorcycles have typically been linked with passion here in the USofA. That is just about the most dispassionate machine I've ever looked upon. I wish them luck and they sure are gonna need it. And do remember that diesel fuel lubes up a tire right quick so be careful out there kiddies.
So how exactly is this coming to the U.S.? They haven't appointed a distributer yet, but all the bikes are spoken for.
"we have received more than 2000 purchase requests already," Vegt told Gizmag. "For now we will only target the EU market, but we have already appointed a U.S. distributor which will be announced in 2007."
Haha... gotta love the circa '82 Orwellian bike motif they've got going... it looks like a patrol bike for the jack-booted oppressive state of the future! Maybe a rag tag group of Xanadu rejects will rise up against the manufacturer!
Well well well! The GPTB is in denial again. Nothing new from the stay the course crowd. First it was the W fan club thing. Then there was the we have to go to war in Iraq for WMD thing. Then stay the course thing both for W and for Harley Davidson. Compared to kpaul, the GMP, the imperial weasels of the GPTB, Buz, longide, and seruzawa have a dismal record for predicting the future. They ridiculed my predictions on V-Twins, V-4s, biodiesel, W, the War, the massive budget deficits (the GPTB doesn't believe it matters). Now they have ridiculed my suggestions for Buell offering more stay the course short-sighted stuff. By the way gentlemen gas prices are rising again after election. Coincidence? I think not..