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Yamaha to develop turbo-diesel inline four

It had to happen; US website unearths Yamaha's plans for a turbocharged diesel burner


Are turbo-diesel motorcycles the way forward?

OUR FRIENDS in the USA at hellforleather.com have unearthed firm evidence that Yamaha are in the process of developing an inline-four intercooled and turbocharged diesel.

The company have filed a patent application for a compact design, which will see the turbocharger located close to the cylinder head for minimum turbolag.

We think it's a spanking idea. OK, it may not be suitable for high-performance superbikes but the right sort of turbo-diesel engine would make an ideal powerplant for many real-world machines.

Would you ride a turbo-diesel bike?

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