Kinetic Blaze

Four mechanical engineering students from M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology have developed a bike, which runs on diesel. However what is most interesting is the mileage which the bike gives. Naveen V V, Tony Paul, Nadeem Anwar and Sanjay Bhushan claim their innovative bike would go 110 kms per every liter of diesel. The final year project took four months to complete in various workshops in Bangalore and Coimbatore. The students used a Kinetic Blaze and fitted a Bullet engine to it. The engine size was reduced to 200cc from the stock 325cc and the flywheel weight was reduced by 7 kgs. The power came down to 3.5hp from the stock 6.5hp. This automatic diesel Blaze runs at 40 paise per km and has managed to entice the support of the Kirloskar group.

“We have spent almost Rs. 72,000/- on the production of this prototype and with mass production, the cost would be around Rs. 55,000-60,000,” Nadeem Anwar, a member of the team, said.