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Sommer 462 diesel motorcycle

6 YEARS AGO / NO COMMENTS / NEW MOTORCYCLES

Electric isn’t the only alternative to traditional petrol-powered bikes. There are a few diesel motorcycles around, and one of my favorites is the Sommer 462. This one is owned by Lars-Hendrik Schneider, a German living near Salzburg in Austria. Since last summer, he’s been riding a Sommer Diesel Scrambler, which he’s had customized by the…

Sommer 462 Diesel

8 YEARS AGO / 4 COMMENTS / NEW MOTORCYCLES

Diesel motors have never really caught on in motorcycles: most have abysmal power-to-weight ratios. But the German company Sommer has been plugging away with its Royal Enfield-based machines, and proudly claims to be Europe’s #1 diesel motorcycle manufacturer. In India, similar Enfield Bullets were available with an anaemic 325 cc diesel, but Sommer uses a…