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Monday, March 21, 2016

The first hydrogen-powered motorbike ready for sale

During this time, the hydrogen technology is widely known uses on the car. Already many manufacturers are releasing it. Starting from the early this year, the world's automotive fans could be see the figure of hydrogen-powered motorcycle. It will coming from a renowned Japanese motorcycle manufacturer.
Suzuki, a renowned Japanese motorcycle manufacturer was the first manufacturer in the world to develop a hydrogen motorcycle. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1YXCg5)
Yes, Suzuki was the first manufacturer in the world to develop a hydrogen motorcycle. As quoted of ResponseJP some time ago, the Japanese Ministry of Transport will give permission to Suzuki to conduct a serial of tests on the public roads. Those permission will be granted if Suzuki has met the specified standards and regulations related to safety and the impact on the environment.
The world's first hydrogen-powered scooter of Suzuki. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1YXCg5)
The hydrogen motorcycle was none other than a fats Suzuki Burgman scooter modified on the engine section so that only uses hydrogen gas alone. Its hydrogen gas tank placed by Suzuki in the bottom of the motorcycle, close to the footrest.
Cross section view of Suzuki's hydrogen-powered scooter. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1YXCg5)
Motorcycles was developed several years ago together with Intelligent Energy. The fuel cell from Intelligent Energy so far has been used on the Burgman scooter and Boeing aircraft. Suzuki Burgman itself was first introduced in the world at the Tokyo Motor Show 2009. 
But many are predicting the hydrogen motorcycle is difficult received in the market. According to Indonesian's Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT/Badan Pengkajian dan Penerapan Teknologi), although it gives a lot of hope, this bike is facing obstacles when it will be patented. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | RESPONSEJP]
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