Diesel Powered Two Wheeler - Altius Motors


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Yes i also read about the same in Hindu newspaper yesterday , lets see how successfully they bring out the final product.
 

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Interesting, i would love to see a diesel powered bike on indian roads, thanks to the ever increasing petrol prices.
 
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no diesel!! after petrol price it will also touch skies!! now its rite time we should move to cng bikes and go green [drive]
 
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Good news is it runs on Biodiesel also.
Copied from Webpage "motorcycle capable of operating on JP8, JP5, JP4, AVTUR, JET-A1, Diesel and even Biodiesel".
 

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Altius Automotive Technologies, a new Indian Private Limited company spearheaded by former Hyundai Motor India chief, BVR Subbu, is in partnership with California’s Hayes Diversified Technologies to manufacture engines that sip on various fuels including diesel. HDT supply motorcycles to the US armed forces.

The initial India plan includes the manufacture of small displacement, multi-fuel motorcycle engines. Their first bike will be the 670cc on/off road Scimitar, named after a lethal, thin and curved South Asian, Middle Eastern sword. The Scimitar looks a typical multipurpose, on/off road motorcycle, standing tall on long travel suspension.

A sturdy bar wraps around the handlebar protecting its controls, with nice quality switches, levers and mirrors, the Scimitar also providing a good set of palm grips. The compact speedometer includes a bar type tachometer and engine temperature gauge. Everything looks and feels built to last.

HDT’s fourth generation heavy fuel motorcycle engine powers the Scimitar. This will soon become the only Indian motorcycle to run on diesel, or a choice of JP8, JP5, JP4, AVTUR, JET-A1, or even Biodiesel thanks to multi-fuel technology.

The Scimitar’s 670cc, single cylinder engine runs liquid-cooled. It’s a four-stroke, wet sump unit that relies on indirect injection (IDI).

The Scimitar sounds just like a big-single, perhaps slightly louder, no, never refined, but still without too much bothersome diesel clatter. A twenty minute ride however confirmed this is no petrol powerplant. Acceleration and performance feels sluggish for a 670cc, 33bhp at 5700rpm motorcycle, but it pulls with a steady perseverance. You get 5.4kgm of torque produced low at 3300rpm. The Scimitar is never going to be your bike of choice at a drag-strip, and it’s smooth only so long as you don’t rev it hard. The transmission is a toe shifted five-speed unit.

The Scimitar is big. There’s a brace of rubber-boot protected long travel telescopic forks in front, the Scimitar providing a multi-link, adjustable rear monoshock. Alloy rims are held together by tough wire-spokes as commonly found on off road motorcycles, the Scimitar using petal type disc brakes both front and rear.

You sit comfortably upright, but shorter riders will struggle on such a tall motorcycle. On the go, the tall riding position and wide handlebar help provide a welcome commanding feel and nice leverage. Dual purpose on/off road knobby tyres offer tenacious grip on the dirt, but lack confidence when cornering on tarmac.

At the outset, the tough as nails Scimitar does have great potential in India, where our roads beg for sturdy motorcycle like this.

Pick up a copy of Autocar India’s May 2011 issue to read the only comprehensive riding impression from behind the unique Scimitar’s handlebar.
Source: Autocar
 

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Price Range (in lakhs)*

Ex-showroom Price 1.5-1.75 lakh (Estimated)

ENGINE

Fuel Diesel
Type Single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four stroke, indirect injection (IDI), diesel, 670cc
Power 33bhp at 5700rpm
Torque 5.4kgm at 3300rpm
Power to weight 187.5bhp per tonne
Transmission

Gearbox 5-speed 1 down, 5-up


Chassis and Body

Length 2296mm
Width 960mm
Height 1219mm
Wheel Base 1481mm
Ground Clearance
Construction 211mm
Weight 176kg
Wheels Wire spoke 21-17inches
Tyres Dual purpose 90/90x21-12/90x17inches


Suspension

Front Telescopic forks
Rear Linked monoshock, dual side swing arm
Brakes

Front 280mm petal disc
Rear 240mm petal disc

Pics courtesy Autocar India
 

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This looks more like a dirt race bike. I somehow feel that diesel powered bike would definitely find good no. of buyers in commuter segment if the fuel prices keep on increasing. But i am sure, like cars, the price gap between diesel and petrol bikes would be huge.
 
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Dirt bikes are performance bikes then regular ones would be easy to build. Cheers if diesel bikes come. It will give petrol bikes and forthcoming Diesel Nano a run for their money.
 

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Hi K. K Datta,

Welcome to The Automotive India.

Dirt bikes are performance bikes then regular ones would be easy to build. Cheers if diesel bikes come. It will give petrol bikes and forthcoming Diesel Nano a run for their money.
I agree, i feel these diesel bikes can click the indian markets if they are made available in a more organised package. If they come in markets as regular commuter bikes, i am sure they will take away some share of petrol bikes, but for tat the prices need to be kept in check.
 
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Price Range (in lakhs)*

Ex-showroom Price 1.5-1.75 lakh (Estimated)

ENGINE

Fuel Diesel
Type Single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four stroke, indirect injection (IDI), diesel, 670cc
Power 33bhp at 5700rpm
Torque 5.4kgm at 3300rpm
Power to weight 187.5bhp per tonne
Transmission

Gearbox 5-speed 1 down, 5-up
well i find this bike very goodlooking..but for that big price anyone will go for R15 etc. just bring any diesel bike in india @ 40 - 50k and it will be hit!! [clap]
 
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