Green Speed Air-Powered Motorbike Aims to Break Land Speed Record


Australian engineers have designed a concept air-fueled motorbike that they claim could remove all obstacles associated with air-fueled vehicles, and smash the land speed record in the process.

The motorcycle, known as Green Speed Air Powered Motorcycle, is based on a 1970 Suzuki GP100 with pretty much everything removed apart from the frame, wheels and brakes. A compact yet powerful rotary air engine, invented by Melbourne engineer Angelo Di Pietro, runs on compressed air and is capable of revving up to an incredible 10,000 RPM, meaning the bike only needs one gear! (More Photo’s after the jump).

Once mass produced, the bike, work of industrial designer Edwin Yi Yuan in partnership with RMIT University, will feature integrated solar panels that will generate enough energy to compress air and store it in the bike’s tanks, increase its range indefinitely.

If I were you, I wouldn’t plan on taking one of these babies for a spin on the highway just yet though – to maximize the top speed the carbon-fiber machine has no headlight, brake light or indicator lights.

Image Credits – Ecofriend

Andrew Williams

is a writer and freelance journalist specialising in sustainability and green issues. He lives in Cardiff, Wales.