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  1. The engines themselves will be available for OEM and aftermarket use once we start deliveries of the bikes sometime around March of next year. Roger Flynn
  2. Thanks Dani, I got back yesterday from Bonneville. I have to say that I loved Utah, I always had a problem with their seperation of church and state but after seeing what they did with the refugees from New Orleans I am impressed. We are waiting on ratification by the FIM on our world records, should be no problem though as no one else ran in our (diesel) class of course. 104mph on the unfaired, normally aspirated bike with the unmodified military diesel engine. Pretty good I think. Roger
  3. I would love to loan you a bike for the Baja, however we are busting our butts trying to get production civilian bikes ready for sale along with the 550 bike USMC order. As for Dakar.... I need to talk Fred into that one still, I don't know if we could afford one of those awsome diesel chase trucks though, my Duramax wouldn't cut it... even with the 450hp chip I have in it!!! Where are you located anyway? Roger
  4. Okay you guys, the diesel engine we make was originally designed by Dr Stuart McGuigan, a BRITISH engineer at the Royal Military College Cranfield, UK to address NATO requirements of "one battlefield fuel". It was loosely based on the 650 KLR engine but was designed from the ground up as a diesel engine. Fred Hayes of HDT USA bought all of the rights to the engine to produce it for the US Government. He then contracted with F1 Engineering to produce the engine and to help with development, we took it from a weak 15hp to the 38 crankshaft hp that it now has. We made ALL of the casting patterns,cases, head, side covers and injection pump, we made many changes to the original design including but not limited to designing a whole new, one piece cylinder to stop any movement between the liner, cylinder and head. We made billet 4340 alloy crankshafts, connecting rods and gears. We machine almost every part of the complete engine in our CNC machine shop. PLEASE don't think that we modified an existing engine, that's an insult to all of us that have put years of development into this engine. And, yes we have managed to secure enough capital to go ahead with production of a civilian version, now available at www.m1030.com All we have to do now is get the production line running, no small task! Roger Flynn F1 Engineering Inc.
  5. I have been trying to convince HDT to talk to the USMC about a DAKAR team, I think the bike would do great. The engine itself is only a few pound heavier than the 650 KLR, and I know we could shed a few of those. Then we could build our own lightweight frame instead of the Kawasaki frame we now use and I think we could challenge the KTM's. Roger Flynn
  6. Thanks for all of the interest in our diesel bikes guys. We have just returned from the Bonneville Salt Flats where we set new WORLD records for compression ignition motorcycles. We took two bikes with us to run in 4 classes, MD-650, MD-S-650 and MDB-650, MDB-S-650, which is normally aspirated, normally aspirated with a fairing, turbocharged and turbo with a fairing. The records take about 30 days to ratify from the FIM, but we ran many passes at 104 and 106 mph. We were a little disapointed at the turbo runs of 106 mph, it looks like the turbo was way too small, but our main focus was on the normally aspirated bike that was running the stock military diesel engine. We were very happy with the 104 mph on that one. For your information, the diesel bike is about 15 pound heavier than a stock KLR 650, it is actually a very nimble bike with VERY tractable power from about 1500 rpm all the way to 7000 rpm. It is NOT a MX bike by any means, although the Marine riders tend to use it as such. Personally I find it a very nice bike to ride, you can power it out of soft sand berms with no hint of it trying to high side, (torque), and with a power band from 1500 to over 6000 it is very forgiving for novice riders (read Marines), and with a top speed over 100 it is a really nice highway bike, no vibration and NO SMOKE. Obviously this is just my personal findings as I wouldn't want to do any advertising for HDT, the company that contracted us to build and help develop the engine. One other thing to remember about this bike, it runs equally well on #2 diesel, JP8 aviation kerosene and BIODIESEL.