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    Last month, the “Pursuit” was unveiled by industrial designer Dean Benstead. For a change, a bike prototype fueled not by gas or electricity, but by compressed air. It uses the breakthrough engine technology developed by Angelo Di Pietro of a company based in Melbourne, Australia, called Engineair.

    It’s a motocross geometry bike mostly made out of aluminum components, weighting only 100 kg (about 221 lb) with a “Di Pietro” chamber Air Engine, able to reach 100 km/h (about 62 mph.) Compressed air as a genuine alternative to gas and electricity? Benstead said “The bike is running a standard scuba tank which runs air compressed up to 200 bar. With further developments, we would be looking at running a tank at 400 bar with increased capacity to also increase the range,” He was recently named in Melbourne’s Top 100 most influential people and is currently working with Australia’s Engineair and French company MDI on a new design that can bring the technology to the market.
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    Wonder how far it can go?
    Seems like they could use the suspension
    to recharge the tank to help increase range.
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    Right on Don. Good idea.
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    I'm liking it. Runs clean, minimal wear and tear on the motor and a bunch of other things I would have no clue about. Leave it to an Italian guy Right. " Atsa so nice"

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    Where would we use the AMSOIL Chris???
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    Oil Wrestling perhaps?

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    Oil wrestling would be fine with me.

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    20w50?
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    Runs on a scuba tank? Well I'll be damned, something more full of air than Gas Man.
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    Badabing

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