For those of you who are regular or at least been eat fried bacon for breakfast. Well, used oil to fry the bacon is usually set aside in a container and often end up in the trash. Apparently, the rest of the refined oil can be used as a source of alternative fuel, ethanol.
An American meat processing company, Hormel Food, saw the opportunity and made a special motorcycle. Specifically categorized as using residual oil fried bacon as an alternative fuel. They call it the "Bacon fueled motorcycle".
|Hormel motorcycle is fueled by bacon. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1nQrjFv)|
A large-engined motorcycle have been prepared specifically for their 'Black Label' bacon product promotional event. The team decided to use the Track T-800 CDI, a diesel engine powered motorcycle that built by Dutch company EVA.
|The Dutch's EVA Track T-800 CDI used as a donor for Hormel bacon fueled motorcycle. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1kz9n78)|
This bike uses an engine that was developed specifically for motorcycles by Mercedes-Benz which began production in 2009 until the end of 2012, was tottaly stopped because it is not very successful in the market. Reportedly, there are only 20 units of motorcycles were sold during the production period.
|A custom carbon fiber and Kevlar tank on Hormel bacon fueled motorcycle. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1kz9n78)|
|A pigskin saddle on Hormel bacon fueled motorcycle. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1kz9n78)|
Diesel-engined motorcycle deliberately chosen, because this engine which has been proven to consume ethanol in limited quantities and has a positive effect. This bike has an average fuel consumption of 42.5 kpl, with the ability to accelerate from 0-100 kph in 4.5 seconds.
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