Diesel bike smashes land speed record

Biodiesel powered bike attains record at Salt Flats

A BIODIESEL powered motorcycle has broken land speed records in three categories for diesel powered bikes at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

The project machine, codenamed 'Die Moto', was built by Greenline Industries, based in California. The machine, which was converted from a BMW, clocked at an average of 130.55 mph over the two required flying mile runs, smashing the previous record of 105 mph in the 1,500 to 3,000cc category. The record run was set by Mr. Michael Sturtz, who's a long time motorcycle enthusiast and a key member of the team.

It's the first time in the Federation Internationale de la Moto (FIM)'s history that a non-petroleum powered bike has attained such a high speed on the Bonneville Salt Flats. The record also goes into the American Motorcycle Association's (AMA) official record books, as co-sponsor of the event with BUB Enterprises.