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And that’s the background to the motorcycle we’re talking about here, the Altius Scimitar 670 Diesel, which is set to launch in India in 2012. What you get is essentially the enduro frame of a Kawasaki KLR650 mated to a 670cc multifuel diesel engine designed by HDT.

It’s an indirect diesel engine hooked up to a five speed manual gearbox, the engine is slow revving but good for about 33 Bhp and the torque output is 54 Nm.  Altius claims to achieve 96mpg at a constant 56mph giving a potential tank range of 408 miles. The price of the Altius Scimitar 670 is set to be around £2400.

Technical Data:

PERFORMANCE
MAXIMUM SPEED
In excess of 152 kph (95 mph)
ACCELERATION
0-53 kph (30 mph), 3.3 sec / 0-106 kph (60 mph), 9.7 sec
MINIMUM CONSTANT SPEED
Less than 5 kph (3 mph)
TURNING RADIUS
Less than 2.1 meters (7 feet)
GRADABILITY
60%
FORDING DEPTH
610 mm (24 inches)
FUEL MILEAGE
96 mpg @ 55 mph)
RANGE
653 km @ 90 kph (408 miles @ 55 mph)
FUEL
JP8, JP5, JP4, AVTUR, JET-A1, Diesel, Biodiesel
ENGINE
TYPE
Patent Pending 4-Stroke, Indirect Injection (IDI), single cylinder, liquid cooled, heavy-fuel engine
DISPLACEMENT
670cc
POWER
33 Hp @ 5700 RPM
TORQUE
53 Nm (38 ft-lbs) @ 3300 RPM
LUBRICATION
Wet sump, compatible with MIL-L-2104, MIL-L-46152 & MIL-L-46167 lubricants
AIR FILTRATION
High capacity, 3-stage, oiled foam, reusable
TRANSMISSION
5-speed, clutchless, constant mesh, return shift
FINAL DRIVE
Self lubricated, sealed, O-ring roller chain

ELECTRICAL
BATTERY
12 volt, 625 CCA, maintenance free dry cell
ALTERNATOR
14 amp, 14 volt, AC, three phase
STANDARD LIGHTING DOT
approved lighting system
BLACKOUT LIGHTING
Driving, Marker & Tail/Stop lights meeting MIL-STD-1179 with IR Driving Lights

CONTROLS & INSTRUMENTATION
HANDLEBARS & CONTROLS
Heavy duty with integral hand and control guard
THROTTLE
Dual cable with auto and manual return, water and dust resistant
CABLES
Nylon lined, water and dust resistant
SPEEDOMETER
Calibrated in MPH & KPH with resettable odometer, illuminated
INSTRUMENTS
Illuminated Speedometer calibrated in KPH and MPH, Resettable Odometer, Tachometer, Engine Temperature Gauge, Neutral Indicator, Directional Indicator and High Beam

CHASSIS
FRAME
Semi-double cradle, welded high-tensile steel mainframe with removable rear section
FRONT SUSPENSION
Telescopic forks, hydraulic damped and sealed with non-reflective boots
REAR SUSPENSION
Swing arm with multi-link actuated adjustable shock, sealed needle bearings at all pivot points
ENGINE GUARDS
Skid plate with tubular engine and radiator guard
FOOT PEGS
Safety folding, spring return
FUEL TANK
Rotationally molded plastic, 14 liter (4.25 gallon) capacity
WHEELS
Heavy duty, wire-spoke with alloy rims
TIRES
Dunlop D606, dual-purpose (on/off-road) tires, DOT approved
FRONT BRAKE/REAR BRAKE
Single 280mm petal-type disc, two-piston caliper / Single 240mm disc, single-piston caliper
BODY
Headlight cover, Air filter box, Fenders, Seat base, Side panels, Chain guard
TOOLS
Full operator tool kit
EQUIPMENT RACK
Heavy duty rear equipment rack with 23 kg (50 lb) capacity
EQUIPMENT CASE
Side mounted, hard sided equipment cases optional

WEIGHTS & MEASUREMENTS
DRY WEIGHT 176 kg (389 lbs)
MAX WIDTH 960 mm (37.8 in)
MAX LENGTH 2296 mm (90.4 in)
MAX HEIGHT 1219 mm (48 in) Mirrors not included
WHEEL BASE 1481 mm (58.3 in)
GROUND CLEARANCE 211 mm (8.3 in)
COLORS Desert Tan, Military Green or Black (Special Color upon request)

 

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