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I Spy: Biodiesel Powered Chopper in New York City

I Spy: Biodiesel Powered Chopper in New York City

Where are my tree huggers at?

When I pulled up to park in front of the Sidewalk Cafe for the Isle of Man(hattan) ride, the first bike I saw was a flamey, low slung chopper that bore what appeared to be a fan and a diesel logo on the side. As it turns out, diesel wasn’t just about a penchant for European sneakers and too-tight jeans it was something altogether different. Biodiesel.

Pretty nifty, huh?

Biodiesel Chopper Spotted in New York City Wingnut Cycles

The guy riding it, Bear – was a super nice guy. In hindsight I’m quite surprised that I didn’t hear him make any small talk about his deep fat fryer. I guess I should have asked.

When he started the bike and pulled away from the curb, I smelled french fries.

If you’re interested in how the bike evolved, check out WingnutCycles.com.

I Spy: A Peraves Ecomobile on the Fluelapass

I Spy: A Peraves Ecomobile on the Fluelapass

While riding on the Fluelapass in Switzerland we passed an Ecomobile. You can file that under something you don’t see everyday!

What am I talking about? It’s a Swiss BMW K-bike powered, enclosed motorcycle with outrigger wheels that come down when you slow to a stop. I think the model might be called a Monotracer, but please correct me if I’m wrong.

Ecomobile Monotracer on the Fluelapass in Switzerland

I’m not sure if it’s a wee bit of the claustrophobia talking or what, but something about the idea of riding in one of these bubbles creeps me out. How about you? Would you ride in one?

I Spy: Can You Identify This Truck?

I Spy: Can You Identify This Truck?

While out playing Tag-O-Rama last night, I saw this amazing truck. The advertising is one thing, but the bones of the truck itself are awesome!

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It had no badging anywhere on it so I have no idea what it is. Surely one of you sexy people must so, let’s hear it! What kind of truck is this?!

I Spy: 1975 Suzuki RE-5 Rotary Motorcycle

I Spy: 1975 Suzuki RE-5 Rotary Motorcycle

I am fortunate enough to have a very eclectic group of motorcycle friends. I’m surrounded by unique and interesting characters. So too are their bikes.

Last evening while out for an after dinner walk we ran in to our friend Quacka. He just happened to pull in to town on the maiden voyage of his 1975 Suzuki RE-5 rotary project bike.

Suzuki RE-5 Rotary Motorcycle

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Three cheers for the ugly duckling.

He’s turning what was a corroded mess into a real attention getter. The RE5 was never considered a real looker but it has well established cult following of Wankel-lovers these days.

Their signature roll-top gauge cluster and tail light usually garner polarizing comments. Love it or hate it, I foresee a lot of conversations with folks who “remember when they first came out” in his future.

Suzuki RE-5 Rotary Motorycle

In 1984, the first Iron Butt Rally had a first place tie. One of the riders was aboard a Suzuki RE-5. Fast forward 25 years to the 2009 Iron Butt Rally. Two more brave souls on RE-5s threw their hats in to the ring to compete. Although neither RE-5 crossed the finish line, they had a lot of folks cheering them on.

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I Spy: ROKON Trail-Breaker 2 Wheel Drive Motorcycle

I Spy: ROKON Trail-Breaker 2 Wheel Drive Motorcycle

While in Lake George, New York visiting the Winter Carnival I spotted a ROKON Trail-Breaker 2WD motorcycle cruising around on the frozen lake. Too cool!

*”Through 2 feet of water, through 2 feet of snow, up a 60 percent grade… it can go virtually anywhere.” Read up on this machine’s specs at ROKON.com

Rokon Trailbreaker 2wd Motorcycle

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Have you ridden a ROKON Trail-Breaker or seen one in action yourself? Tell us about it!

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