- May 30, 2009
VIDEO: Orange County Choppers builds custom motorcycle powered by natural gas
Orange County Choppers natural gas-powered motorcycle - Click above to watch a video after the break
Just about two years ago, the crew from Orange County Choppers built a custom motorcycle powered by E85. That bike was paid for by the Iowa Farm Bureau, which obviously has a vested interest in promoting the use of corn-based alcohol fuel.
Apparently, the Teutels haven't given up on promoting alternative energy sources as they've just pulled the covers off the World's First Natural Gas-Powered Chopper at a ceremony near their headquarters in New York. Naturally, this project will be seen by the millions of viewers who tune into TLC to watch American Chopper sometime within the next few months.
We're woefully short on any actual details like how much horsepower the big, air-cooled V-twin engine makes, how much compressed natural gas the bike's tank can hold or what it's range may be, but we do have a video of the bike's unveiling to the employees of the Chesapeake Bay Energy Corporation, which is the company that partnered up with OCC to get the custom bike built. Wanna watch? Click past the break for the video.
[Source: CNET Car Tech Blog]