Motorbike runs on hydrogen power: These look extremely cool. Apparently dead quiet too.
[…] the motorcycle’s fuel cell develops the equivalent of eight horsepower, good for speeds up to 50 miles an hour. The cycle has a range of about 100 miles on a tank of fuel. Currently, a hydrogen fill-up would cost about $3, says the cycle’s project director, Andy Eggleston.
The fuel cell itself can be pulled out and carried around like a small suitcase. The company says it foresees one day being able to use the same fuel cell for different applications, such as a boat.
With fewer moving parts than in a conventional motorcycle, the hydrogen-powered motorcycle gains simplicity and quiet. The rider hears little more than the sound of tires spinning over the road or trail.
I wondered whether I should call this a “motorcycle,” but at 8 h.p., I figured it was just a bike with…a…motor. Wait a second…