Direct Conversion of a Modern Motorcycle Engine to Operate on Diesel/JP8 Fuel Using Conventional C.I. Diesel Technology

Period of Performance: 06/18/1998 - 06/18/2000


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Hayes Diversified Technologies
Hesperia, CA 92345
Principal Investigator

Research Topics


The objective of this proposal is to produce diesel powered motorcycles based on research done in Phase 1. This proposal would also provide production tooling that can be used for the implementation of Phase III. The Phase II Option will provide for contractor testing, as well as, operational testing to be supported by the Marine Corps. While contractor testing is required to provide performance and reliability data, it can not replicate military operational testing. This advanced development and testing is possible with little technical risk, because of the work done by RMCS in producing their diesel demonstrator, and HDT's research for Phase I. The maturity of the diesel technology used by RMCS, and the similarities with their design and the KLR650 engine, support this proposal as the next logical step toward fielding a diesel powered, military motorcycle.