Indian Engineering Students Create Air-Powered Motorcycle, Gives out Oxygen

Technology.am (May 11, 2009) — A year ago, an air-powered moped was discovered that was built using carbon fiber tanks originally intended for firefighting use.

air-powered-motorcycleNow a team of engineering students from India have just finished an exceptional compressed air-powered motorcycle using a small 100 cc motorcycle as a starting point.

To check pollution levels in the atmosphere, they have designed a working model of a motorcycle that runs on air and not gasoline. This green bike can boost the purity of the air as it emits nothing but Oxygen.

Arshdeep Singh, one of the Air Bike’s designers, says, “Our professors had asked us to create something which nobody has done so far and is also pollution free. Something which is economical and affordable to a common man. So we thought of inventing a bike, which runs on air. There is no combustion in this bike as it does not use any petrol, diesel or anything.”

However, the bike isn’t all that practical. It has top speed just 18 kilometers per hour, but the team hopes to improve on the figure in future versions.

5 thoughts on “Indian Engineering Students Create Air-Powered Motorcycle, Gives out Oxygen

  • May 11, 2009 at 10:06 pm
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    Oh..
    Really a greae innovation, it may decrease the fuel crices and also help to reduce the global warming.. 🙂

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  • August 5, 2009 at 12:32 am
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    Econ bikes are nice, heck, if everyone changed over to even gas bikes the MPG savings would be huge. That being said, to call an “air-powered moped” ‘green’ simply because it ITSELF isn’t emitting is just plain disingenuous. How much energy does it cost to compress that “Oxygen”, how long would it last, etc etc. That’s completely avoiding the fact that they have basically slapped a very large, very flammable oxygen-tank to a moped. Well played, Mr. Singh, you almost had us fooled. Almost.

  • August 5, 2009 at 9:42 am
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    When will you guys get it ? Gadgets like that motorbike are NOT “powered by compressed air instead of gasoline”. The “Powering” takes place at some point before the air was compressed What powered the compressor? And if the compressor was electric, then what power produced the electricity?

  • February 13, 2010 at 7:16 am
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    I very recently got hold of a very cool CBR but had a little misfortune! I tried to slow down with the brake consistently with the front brakes but the wheel almost quickly fell out under from me! I have often been on the back of a bike with a dood before who has even brought the back bike up into the air by braking very hard with the forward brake! How does he do it different? Im confused!!

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