I’ve read quite a bit about the compressed air technology in cars lately and I just sort of figured it would be impractical in motorcycles. And then I saw this (pulled this out of the Spam filter again grrr..) from an alert reader. Really cool concept ESPECIALLY for short distance closed course racing. I have a hunch that those are the areas where the alternate energy bikes and cars might get a realistic toehold. I’ve even seen some wicked fast all electric Cart racing that a hard core cart racing friend of mine is looking into.
Anyway, thanks to Zach Stambaugh who sent this to me back on Dec 11 while we were in a bit of an alt energy phase on here.
I’ve been enjoying your blog for at least a year now. After the poll about electrics, I wondered what you thought of this: http://o2pursuitdeanbenstead.wordpress.com/
In my opinion it goes down to whether the bike looks interesting. Is it original or fun? does it innovate a cool idea? If so put it up.
I think it meets the qualification of interesting.
Thanks Zach and be sure to check out the link to their site for more! And yeas, that started out as a standard SCUBA tank. I love it! And if you don’t mind sitting through a 30 second ad there’s a really informative video on the design HERE I like the points they make about no end of life issues (like with batteries) and I imagine you could piggyback compressed air refill stations right next to a gas station without too much fuss. The only scary part is what would happen in a rupture in an accident. I’m sure smarte people than me have solutions to that though. I’ve always thought that electric is doomed by it’s own costs and physics but the simplicity of this CA tech seems really promising..