Saturday, August 29, 2009

Genius at work. Edwin Yi Yuan's Greenspeed.

Edwin Conan ( Yi Yuan ) has succeeded in designing a concept air-fueled bike dubbed the Green Speed Air Powered Motorcycle. It is not an utterly novel concept for we have heard of compressed air powered vehicles before, but this motorcycle has overcome a couple of problems faced by previous concepts — short range and low speed.

Edwin combined with his lecturer and a team of design students to give it a form. He chucked the guts of a Suzuki GP100 from the 1970s into the bin and just used its frame, wheels and brakes.

The engine used to grind this machine is an invention of a Melbourne based engineer, Angelo Di Pietro. It is lightweight and runs on air compressed from two compressed air tanks on the bike. It revs up 10,000 RPM thereby eliminating the need of a gearbox, bringing only a single gear (sprocket bolted directly to the axis of the engine and chained to the rear wheel) into use."

Via: Greenpacks

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hmmm... This article has been repeated in many places, but in none of them one can find actual numbers on range nor speed. The most advanced compressed air containers can only pack as much energy per weight as a lead-acid battery, so this technology is severely limited.