View Single Post
Old 02-11-2015, 02:37 AM   #9 (permalink)
It's all about Diesel
cRiPpLe_rOoStEr's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Posts: 8,436
Thanks: 0
Thanked 917 Times in 812 Posts
Originally Posted by Fat Charlie View Post
No, the gas savings won't be enough to justify the cost difference. The military has dollars to throw at pure research on the off chance that they'll get a toy that gives them an edge somewhere, but everyone else needs to look at it as a business decision.
It's not just about engine and savings, but also about the handling, increased range, and the off-road ability. And when I mean off-road it's not just cross-country, but also parks and overcrowded urban areas where the mobility of a motorcycle helps to answer the emergencies quickly, and the ability to overcome some obstacles is more favorable too. No wonder dual-purpose motorcycles are the most common type used for police patrolling in many countries.

  Reply With Quote