Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Alan Smith, Hypermiler

     When this streamliner showed up at The Project Livewire Experience, I had to take a close look. I spoke to the pilot, Alan Smith. He said that the bike had gotten 181.6 miles to the gallon in Ohio. He was referring to The Craig Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge held July 11, in Lexington, Ohio. 
     Smith won in the traditional fuels class on 154 mile course in Central Ohio. The course followed posted speed limits and had to deal with traffic. Under that streamliner skin, Smith's bike is a Kawasaki 250 Ninja.
     Smith said he has an improved kit that will make your bike into a hypermiler.