A green ride on the Greenfly!

My previous post was about cars that use Auto LPG. This one is about the world’s first motorcycle that is designed to run on Auto LPG- the Akhurst 500 Greenfly.

The Greenfly . . .


Image: Kyoichi Nakamura (www.motorradonline.de)

The Greenfly is not a new motorcycle, but a prototype built by Dave Akhurst on a Yamaha XT500 chassis. Take a look at some of the specs of the Greenfly:

# Engine: 500cc single cylinder, four-stroke, 2-valve SOHC, 87mm bore X 84mm stroke
# Power: 30PS (22kW)
# Weight: 110kg
# Brakes: Single discs (front and rear)
# Tyres: Tyres: 4.10 x 18 Dunlop TT100s (front and rear)

This is the stock Yamaha XT500 . . .


Image: http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za

Have a look at a nicely restored Yamaha XT500 in action:

If the video does not load, you can watch it here.

There were rumours about Bajaj Auto developing a dual fuel Platina, but I don’t know what happened to the project😐

The Bajaj Platina . . .


Image: autos.maxabout.com

Related Reading:

Dual Fuel!
The Motorcycle Diaries (Part 1)

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15 Responses to A green ride on the Greenfly!

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  3. James says:

    That last ride you posted is really cool and it even runs on LPG. I hope your country can export some of dual fuel motorcycle here in our country. Gasoline prices here are sky rocketing, those bikes could really be a big help.:)

  4. vishesh says:

    i am not much of a bike guy..but it does look good🙂

  5. francina says:

    holaaaaaaa!
    I can see u are a lover of the motor world!
    hahahahahaha…
    I’ve seen ur comment in my post, maybe u translated it very literally, because it does not make sense what u say:
    “Els aspectes de secció refreden!”
    What u wanted to say?

    thanxssssss and have a nice sundaaaaaaaaaay!!!🙂

  6. francina says:

    okkkkkk RAJ!!!
    many thanxssssssssss!!!
    **peace**

  7. Francina,

    Moltes gràcieeeees!!!🙂 Enjoy your Diumenge! I shall support Espanya and Portugal in Euro 2008!
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    Vishesh,

    നാന്ദി!🙂 Yes, I am very much a bike guy though I also like cars.
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    James,

    Thanks! I don’t really know if Bajaj Auto still has plans to introduce a dual fuel Platina, but it looks like there will be plenty of takers for it, and not just in India!🙂

  8. francina says:

    gracies a tu!!!

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  11. nudism says:

    Nudism says : I absolutely agree with this !

  12. Precincts says:

    Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Precincts!!!

  13. Thanks, Precincts and Nudism. This post just gives a few details about the world’s first motorcycle that is designed to run on Auto LPG🙂

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  15. Greenfly Motorcycle says:

    To find out more about the Greenfly, check out the new, official website: http://www.greenflymotorcycle.com/

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