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Old 01-19-2008, 10:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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California Commuter - 150+ MPG Motorcycle

The California Commuter holds two FE world records (gas and diesel) for motorcycles, both set on real roads at the legal speed limit. The project is more than 25 years old now and begging for an update, but this is the real deal.

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Old 01-19-2008, 01:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's things like these that make me really wonder why we can't buy them already done yet
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My Cycle looks pretty normal. Really easy to ride too - no shifting or anything.

Gets the equivelent of 300 mpg based on cost. It just only does it 15 miles at a time and runs a bit slower.

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Old 01-19-2008, 11:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Frank, IIRC the California Commuter used a Honda 250cc single cylinder m/c engine.

On a related note, a few years ago Volkswagen displayed their so-called "One Liter" car, which got up to 238 mpg on the highway. It meets all applicable safety standards, and at one time VW were planning to offer the car retail starting in 2010. Haven't heard about it in a while tho.
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It's powered by a modified Honda S90 engine displacing about 125cc and making 15hp. The designer/engineer sells a construction book about it with plans and such on his website: Doug Malewicki's patented inventions and engineering involvements.. I purchased a copy several years ago and hope to begin construction soon on a somewhat modified version.
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It's powered by a modified Honda S90 engine displacing about 125cc and making 15hp. The designer/engineer sells a construction book about it with plans and such on his website: Doug Malewicki's patented inventions and engineering involvements..
Funny pic at the end of the Cali Commuter part :

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It leads on to the California Commuter II which wasn't built, but looks a lot like an Aptera with enclosed front wheels !


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