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Green Speed air-powered motorcycle – air powered speed machine

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While it’s only a prototype at the moment the Green Speed air-powered motorcycle sure looks the part. Designed by Edwin Yi Yuan and RMIT University, the bike is powered by compressed air stored in a pair of carbon-fibre air tanks. The compressed air drives a Di Pietro Rotary Air Engine which can rotate up to 10,000 rpm. Combined with a featherweight bike built for speed, this should make for a fun ride. The final version will also have a solar powered air compressor to refill the air tanks.

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Edwin, accompanied by a team of student designers and their lecturer, has designed a concept air-fueled bike that possibly removes all obstacles associated with air-fueled vehicles. The motorcycle, known as Green Speed Air Powered Motorcycle, is based on an old Suzuki GP100 from the 1970s. [via Ecofriend]

Tags: gadget, green+speed+air+bike, air+powered+bike

Dan Ferris is the Red Ferret’s Oceanic correspondent and Associate Editor based in Sydney, Australia. Despite not knowing Russell Crowe or Nicole Kidman, Dan has risen above adversity and now scours the world for interesting tidbits to write about. He spends far too much time photographing stuff and tinkering with computers.

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1 Comment

  • Eu acredito muito na evolução dos motores a ar comprimido, creio que este será o motor correto na questão de poluição ambiental e do bolso do consumidor. Não percebo impecilios para que o projeto não vanha a ser melhorado e posto em pratica, pois a energia solar, eólica, etc vem sendo usada em larga escala em varios continentes do mundo sem problemas. Parabens.

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