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Compressed Air Motorcycle Breaks 80 MPH

By November 5, 2012General Posts


Being full of hot air usually means you lack substance. Fortunately for the makers of the O2 Pursuit motorcycle, being full of compressed air means something completely different. Powered by nothing by a scuba tank full of compressed air, this motorcycle achieve speeds usually reserved for combustion engines without the emissions.

While electric motorcycles may be all the rage, they’re not necessarily the most cutting edge alternative fuel bikes out there. Electric vehicles still require expensive, energy-intensive batteries and electricity that’s usually generated by fossil fuels. Advocates say compressed air engines could be a truly emissions-free option, with much cheaper fuel, but there are still some major hurdles to overcome.

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