November 20, 2011
Chapter 50: Las Vegas to Barstow
The results are in for the Las Vegas to Barstow
Challenge test ride.
Earlier this year, I wondered if Interstate 15 between Las Vegas and Barstow would make a good Final Vetter Challenge course. It is long... 173 miles. It is fast... 70 mph all the way. It is up and down hills... beginning at 1,200 feet above sea level and going over two 4,000 feet passes on the way to Barstow. It can have awful winds. Best of all... it is real.
Five of the new Challengers met at the AMA Hall of Fame Inductions in Las Vegas to check out the possibilities. First, we displayed our machines Saturday at the David Mungenast Memorial Concours.
May 13, 2011
Racing for the Right reason
Fred Hayes and his Wonderful Diesel Motorcycle, Winner of the Vetter Challenge on the Quail Ride.
The route was a 133.5 mile loop beginning and ending at Carmel, CA. The route out was mountainous, cresting a 2500 ft pass. The route back was Highway 101 - the famous El Camino Real. Speeds were well over 70 mph, into fierce, 30 mph+ winds. This was a very challenging day.
The Search for Fuel Economy
October 9, 2010
Motorcycle history was made today with the first public demonstration of the Hayes Diesel. The Diesel performed as advertised. Fred Hayes, piloting his own creation, consumed the least fuel... ( B20 Bio-Diesel, by the way ).
TESTS HDT DIESEL MOTOR
See the feature artcile here: www.cycleworld.com
HDT Racing USA will
be at the 2008 BUB Motorcycle Speed Trails
at Bonneville Salt Flats.
Aug 31-Sept 5
We will to try and better our existing Land Speed
Biofuel Diesel Motorcycle
At Bonneville Speed Trials
as seen on Popular Mechanics website.
DIESEL MOTORCYCLES SET 8 WORLD RECORDS
AT THE INTERNATIONAL SPEED TRIALS BY BUB AT BONNEVILLE SPEEDWAY
SEPT. 5-9, 2005
HESPERIA, CA (Sept. 12, 2005)
– Hayes Diesel Technologies (HDTUSA), the world’s
first purpose-built production diesel motorcycle engine manufacturer,
established 8 World (FIM) and 4 American Motorcycle Association
(AMA) records at Henry Ford’s racecourse at Bonneville Speedway
this past week. All records are “unofficial” until the
AMA and FIM have certified them.
See the FIM (World) and AMA (National) record
Gizmag - Australia,
July 18, 2005
Diesel Power Military Motorcycles
The concept of a diesel motorcycle is not one that has occurred
to a lot of people – at least not many have thought about
it for long because despite a rich century of innovation in motorcycling,
only a handful of diesel motorcycles have existed and until very
recently, they have all been utility vehicles – bikes designed
to get great economy on fuel of questionable quality in rugged and
remote regions and said diesel two-wheelers had no performance pretensions.
Technology - Online Edition, June 7, 2005
Everyone is in favor of small diesel engines for a
variety of SOF applications—is there a solution?
In the aftermath of Operation Desert Storm, military planners tackled
the logistics nightmare of mixed ground, air and sea mobility platforms
and support systems that mandated a numbing array of different fuel
requirements across the battlefield.
News and Star UK - December 15, 2004
WORLD FIRST - A DIESEL MILITARY MOTORBIKE
BRITISH technology has helped produce the world’s first production
diesel military motorbike. The 86 mph bike, already ordered by the
US Marines, may be available for the consumer market in the future.
The bike is the result of a technology partnership between Cranfield
University in Oxfordshire and California-based Hayes Diversified
- November 4, 2004
Military Motorcycle To Hit The Road
A unique technology partnership between
Cranfield University and California-based Hayes Diesel Technologies
(HDT) has created the world's first production diesel military motorbike
and the first bike of any kind with a purpose-designed diesel power
Machine Design - October, 2004
Diesel motorcycle sets speed record
A diesel-powered motorcycle
built by Hayes Diesel Technologies Inc., Hesperia, Calif.,
and faculty from Cranfield University recently set a speed record
for commercial diesel motorcycles. It hit 85.46 mph at sea level
on hard pavement and with production gearing.
Hayes Diesel Technologies (HDTUSA)
- September 13, 2004
Sets Two Land Speed Records for Diesel Motorcycles
at International Speed Trials
The World’s First Purpose-Built Production Diesel Motorcycles
Wins Big at Henry Ford’s Speed Course at Bonneville Speedway
. Hayes Diesel Technologies (HDTUSA), the world’s first
purpose-built production diesel motorcycle engine manufacturer,
set two land speed records at the International Motorcycle Speed
Trials, (www.speedtrialsbybub.com) held at Bonneville, September
Diesel Progress North American Edition
- Sept, 2004 Hayes Diesel Technologies (HDTUSA)
- August 2004
Lightweight vehicles go to war: ATVs,
battery-powered bicycles do their duty in Iraq, Afghanistan
The U.S. military is interested
in lightweight vehicles that can reach places where larger Humvees
and trucks can't go. These include utility vehicles, ATVs, motorcycles
and even battery-powered bicycles. Some ultralight vehicles are
already in use in Iraq and Afghanistan, offering mobility in remote
and rugged locations. Here is a look at some equipment in active
duty and under development by the military.
Creates the World’s First Purpose-Built
Diesel Motorcycle Engine and Receives an Additional $3 Million in
Hayes Diesel Technologies (HDTUSA),
the world’s first production diesel motorcycle engine manufacturer,
announced today that at the specific request of the Marine Corps,
an additional $3 million was added to the current $2.2 million for
the production of the M1030M1 JP8/Diesel Military Motorcycle. The
additional funding is part of the 2005 Defense Appropriations Bill.
Motorcycle News -Weblog, May 27, 2004
Civilian Version of Military KLR DIESEL Motorcycle
There are lots of good reasons to have a powerful motorcycle
that can run diesel for the army, but that equally applies to civilian
applications & use.Obviously, the cost of running a diesel motorcycle
would be lower that a normal one, but more important, a civilian
version of the Military spec Kawasaki KLR 650-M1030M1 would be great
for all those adventurer riders, passing through countries were
unleaded fuel is unheard off, and were you'd be lucky to have diesel
Daily Motorcycle News -Weblog, July
Diesel Power Military Motorcycles
always, the armies around the world try to keep their logistics
simple. For their vehicles, this means that they standardize on
one fuel only;- and that's diesel since all trucks and tanks require
diesel. This means they'll only need to carry one fuel in to the
battlefield. However, motorcycles have proven themselves over the
last 100 years in battles, and they don't run diesel.
HDT-RMCS DIESEL MILITARY MOTORCYCLE
For Immediate Release - Diesel
The programme by the Royal Military College of Science [RMCS] and
Hayes Diesel Technologies [HDT] to design and develop a diesel
motorcycle was undertaken to meet the requirement for all NATO armed
forces to operate their entire inventory of powered equipment on
either diesel fuel or aviation kerosene.