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Interesting read...Daytona 675 reaches 158.7mph

Pretty cool....

http://www.visordown.com/motorcyclen...mail&attr=news

A TRIUMPH Daytona 675 powered by a fuel made from apples reached topped-out at 158.7mph at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground last week.

The biofuel used was made from windfall apples by A-level students from a local school.

“Project Fast Fruit” aimed to convert and run a high performance vehicle on biofuel using only basic equipment.

Andrea Friggi from Triumph Motorcycles said: “At the moment all Triumph motorcycles are designed for optimum performance with non-ethanol fuel but are compatible with E10 (10% ethanol). We're currently investigating making all models compatible with E25 fuel so while this is a fun experiment it does have a serious side and we're looking forward to reviewing the results.”
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I wonder what the exhaust smells like??

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I wonder what the exhaust smells like??
fresh fruit!

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Using bio-fuel for high-performance machines seems to be getting popular. Excellence Magazine's cover story is about a 781hp 987S powered by bio-fuel.

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i believe that some of the bio fules based races fuels burn at a lower temp allowing for more power to be made using the bio fuel. the draw back to this is that the lower temps means you have to use more fuel overall for peak power.
sounds like a good way to upset tree huggers. (apple tree huggers)

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