Posted by Andrew on August 9, 2010

Category: Motorcycle, New bikes

Military vehicles usually have impressive technical specification, but the HDT M1030-M2 670cc JP8 is simply a hell of a machine. Don’t let the charming name deceive you, the military motorcycle is as tough as a two-wheeler can be. The M2 is based on the 2004 M1 which was developed and produced for the U. S. Marines. The engineers at HDT have refined the motorcycle, and the result is the new M2.

The mercenaries' new favourite

The military motorcycle features a 670cc single-cylinder engine which is a standing alone motor even in its category. The JP8 utilizes HDT’s fourth generation heavy fuel engine which is capable of operating on different types of petroleum (JP8, JP5, JP4), aviation fuel (AVTUR, JET-A1), Diesel and even Biodiesel. The engine has a peak power of 33hp and 53Nm of torque which enables a top speed of 95mph and a 9,7 second-acceleration from 0 to 60mph. The motorcycle can traverse water 2ft deep and has a range of over 300 miles. The engineers have refined the chassis and developed a whole new swingarm and a 5-speed transmission. Despite the militery status, the bike has an exhaust system that meets the noise and emission regulations while still maintaining peak performance. The M2 has a price tag of $18,500 but there’s already a significant waiting list of survivalists, mercenaries and prospectors.

2010 HDT M1030-M2 670cc JP8 Specifications and Photos

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