The bike was officially timed by the AMA at 85.466mph, giving it the World record for a motorcycle with diesel engine.
John Crocker and the HDT Diesel
The engine configuration is a liquid cooled, normally aspirated, 584cc (36 cu in) double overhead cam single with four valves per cylinder.
Diesel fuel supply is through a special Fuel Injection unit and single injector developed specifically for the task and the Kawasaki-based combat bike produces a respectable 28 bhp at 5500 rpm with meaty flat power delivery from 1500 and 7000 rpm.
The first production model
The motorcycles lining up at the end of the production line at Hayes Diversified Technologies