Today Honda announced that through its official racing arm, Team HRC, the company will be tackling the 2014 Dakar Rally, one of the most grueling off-road races in the world. The race starts on January 5 and lasts until January 18. Five riders—Helder Rodrigues (Portugal), Sam Sunderland (United Kingdom), Javier Pizzolito (Argentina), Joan Barreda (Spain), […]
EcoRider Diesel-Powered Motorcycle [video]
If you’re looking for a motorcycle that can be used to tow a trailer across a field or help a hunter carry home his bounty (who isn’t?), take a look at the EcoRider. Check out a video description of the EcoRider below the jump.
Our friends at the Scooter Scoop recently featured this strange, fat-tired motorcycle and it got us intrigued. Unfortunately, the official website is no longer working (ecorider.com), but through the magic of the Way Back Machine we were able to learn a little more about this marvelous little wonder.
The EcoRider, which was made in Scotland, was available with three different engine types – regular unleaded gasoline, diesel, and biodiesel. The diesel model features a 230cc Hatz diesel engine and was marketed to farmers. It is equipped with a tow hitch and is rated to tow more than 500 pounds!
Hit the jump and see it in action.
It doesn’t look like the manufacturer is still in business, but we’re guessing folks across the Atlantic would be able to find a used model or two with a little digging.
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