This motorcycle with pure design has been created by Dean Benstead for the Melbourne Design Awards, but besides its lines we are interested by its propulsion mode.
It uses the “Engineair” technology or compressed air (like MDI
), with a "DiPietro" engine which advantages are not limited to zero emission propulsion:
Having worked on the Wankel rotary engine at the end of the 60’s in Germany, Mr. DiPietro
emigrated to Australia with an obsession on efficiency.
Mr. DiPietro developed a compressed air propulsion motor that is 7 times more efficient than a combustion engine, it is based on a rotary engine.
Advantages of the engine "DiPietro":
- Low weight
- New design possibilities with regard to combustion engines
- Sustainable mobility: zero emissions
- Low number of parts
- No noise
- Low functioning and refill cost
This technology answered the requirements of the challenge, develop a low cost mean of transportation that could be in the streets within 5 to 10 years.
The motorcycle only emits pure air, and the air used for propulsion can be compressed in a sustainable cycle for example by using solar energy to feed compressors.
To fill up the bike, you simply exchange the air “bottle” just like natural gas.
As for the motorcycle’s manufacturing they intend to use recycled materials
You can vote for the "O2 Pursuit" supermoto until February 20th, 2011 following this link
, the winners of each category will be announced on March 2nd.