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post #1 of 9 Old 11-03-2011, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
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RMIT Industrial Design student Dean Benstead has designed and developed the ’02 Pursuit’, a working prototype of a motocross bike that gives value to air as an alternate source of ‘fuel’ with the use of the DiPietro air engine developed by Angelo DiPietro of Engineair Australia.
Based on the geometry of a current-spec 250cc motocrosser, the project’s initial focus was on the design and product development processes over performance engineering, but Benstead said he could see a future for a marketable model based on the air-powered prototype.
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post #2 of 9 Old 11-03-2011, 10:39 AM
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Gives a new meaning to blowing your bike up.

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Other bikes go and catch big air.

This one catches big air and goes.

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Kawasaki will have to work pretty hard to make this one leak oil.

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kawasaki will have to work pretty hard to make this one leak oil.
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Kawasaki will have to work pretty hard to make this one leak oil.
HAHAHAH.... Thats funny
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They're adding a new feature, their attaching an airhose to the tank in case you get a flat. Get a flat after you've emptied the air tank? No problem, you just have to push the bike backwards a few miles.

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I can see it now, the future of enduro racing will be a bunch of guys with bike pumps huffing away trying to refill their tanks so they can go the next 100 ft.

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