Eco friendly 2008 Kawasaki ZX-10 is Hydrogen Gasoline Hybrid at SEMA 2008

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An eco-friendly green motorcycle designed to reduce its carbon footprint made its debut at the Indianapolis Moto GP in the K&N Filters booth. Derby City Customs makes one-of-a-kind motorcycles. This time, owners Jason and Jeremy Cantwell had a goal to fuel their passion for motorcycles, contribute to the environment and save gas at the same time.

Eco Friendly 2008 Custom Kawasaki ZX-10
Eco Friendly 2008 Custom Kawasaki ZX-10

Hydrogen gasoline engine on 2008 Kawasaki ZX-10 reportedly doubles the manufacturers estimated gas mileage
Hydrogen gasoline engine on 2008 Kawasaki ZX-10 reportedly doubles the manufacturers estimated gas mileage
The brothers started with a 2008 Kawasaki ZX-10 and developed a hydrogen-gasoline hybrid. “We get double the manufacturers estimated gas mileage at 170 hp,” said Cantwell. “We had to stretch the swing arm and added a M4 Moto GP exhaust to make room for the canister or hydrogen generator. Simply put, we separated the hydrogen and oxygen molecules from distilled water which propels the hybrid. As a result the gas burns more efficiently and gets better gas mileage as it reduces emissions.” The new Derby City Customs motorcycle main emissions are water, not carbon deposits.
2008 Kawasaki ZX-10 is hydrogen gasoline hybrid custom designed by Derby City Customs
2008 Kawasaki ZX-10 is hydrogen gasoline hybrid custom designed by Derby City Customs

Green motorcycle designed by Derby City Customs to reduce its carbon footprint on the environment
Green motorcycle designed by Derby City Customs to reduce its carbon footprint on the environment

“In a country thirsting for higher mileage vehicles, Derby City Customs has shown once again that innovation can come on two wheels just as easily as four,” said K&N Filters CEO Steve Rogers. “Imagine the decrease in gasoline consumption if more people drove a motorcycle to work. My hat’s off to Jason and Jeremy for doing something imaginative and relevant to a lot of people by reminding them there is another way to travel efficiently and enjoy the ride at the same time.”

The 2008 Kawasaki ZX-10 also has hand-made carbon fiber pieces to reduce its weight. “We also added super light custom Carrozzeria wheels and a blue custom vinyl graphics from Digital EFX in Kentucky,” said Cantwell. “This way there was no paint to damage the environment. It’s a digitally printed vehicle wrap that should hold up for 7 years through the elements.”

It is ready to ride and equipped with K&N air and oil filters. “K&N makes all of our filters for every one of our custom bikes,” said Cantwell. “We put the best on all of our motorcycles and K&N is our filter of choice. The company makes the best air and oil filters on the market.”

The motorcycle is scheduled to be on display at SEMA 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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