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Friday, February 27, 2015

Hormel's Bacon-powered Café Racer

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.
Hormel motorcycle is fueled by bacon. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1nQrjFv)
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".

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.
To prove the quality of the bio-fuels, some time ago the company made a special touring from the corporate office in Minneapolis towards San Diego, California called 'Driven by Bacon'. The trip takes place in a few days and coincide with the 2nd Annual International Bacon Film Festival, in San Siego on August 24 to 30, 2014.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DRIVEN BY BACON | AUTOBLOG]
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