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Ideal Bike

I have come to the conclusion that this bike should be seriously considered by those with deep pockets for long distance travelling. The EVA trak

http://www.dieselbike.net/commercialproduction.htm

As many of you have probably gathered I am a proponent of diesel bikes, but even I will admit that those using small industrial engines are underpowered even for me. Those using car engines have up until now been too heavy to be manageable. This is a reasonably sized and performance machine. I would prefer an all mechanical fuel system after suffering from an unreliable Volvo with an engine management system that tried to kill me several times. This is the best that is currently available. The biggest disadvantage for me is it has the modern left hand gearshift

I would be interested to hear other peoples opinions.
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My question would be "why" when they're already very nice bikes available.

Scratch whatever itches you....
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My question would be "why" when they're already very nice bikes available.

Scratch whatever itches you....
well for a start they do well over 100mpg, which means it ought to be easy to configure it for a long range which can be helpful without the necessity for a big heavy fuel tank. Also the seat height can be adjusted from 70cm to over a metre??? and there has been several requests for that feature. lastly weight at 180kg is not so heavy as my own bmw.
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