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Back in September, the Die Moto biodiesel motorcycle - crafted from a BMW R 1150 RT enhanced with a 3-series 2 liter diesel engine - set a new land speed record of 130 mph. Sure, that's fast for an exposed land rocket, but not fast enough. The crew at the Oakland, California-based The Crucible, including founder and executive director Michael Sturtz, want to have a go at running their ride at 160 mph, according to sites like Inventor Spot. We're not sure when this new attempt will go down, but

Here in the Unites States, riding motorcycles is more likely to be for pleasure than for practical purposes, but that is not the case in all areas of the world. A group from Australia is proving the worth of their biodiesel-powered motorcycle by showcasing in alongside other alternative-fueled vehicles taking part in special classes during the running of the World Solar Challenge. The bike, known as BioBike, uses a Yanmar 400c diesel engine running on biodiesel through a CVT transmission. No gea