Sunday, August 6, 2006

Craig Vetter, and how to achieve 470 miles/gallon


Craig Vetter is an inventor specializing (it seems) in motorcycle related gizmos. One specialty is fairings that help improve gasoline mileage. He claims this design is proven to provide 470 miles/gallon efficiency. It involves using a small motorcycle (250cc engine) and a full fairing around the motorcycle. Clearly a fairing will reduce wind drag, and on a motorcycle there's a lot of things to contribute wind drag. Hmm... what a drag maaaan. Anyway, wind drag reduces fuel efficiency. So it stands to reason that reducing drag increases efficiency.


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