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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Craig Vetter Wants to Save Gas

Almost every motorcyclist has heard of or used the Vetter windshield. Vetter is an accomplished designer. Now he's trying to promote the use of efficient streamlining on motorcycles to push the miles-per-gallon (MPG) much higher and thereby reduce gasoline consumption. Here's an article in montereycountyweekly.com by Randall Pierson that discusses how Craig is making this happen. Here's an excerpt:
"Like a lot of people, 69-year-old Craig Vetter begins his days at a local coffee shop just down the road from his house in Carmel Valley. It’s how he gets there that’s different. 
He drives there in a two-wheeled, yellow motorbike-type contraption clad in a pod of plastic and milk carton cardboard. It’s round at the front and pointed at the rear, like a two-tone comet. 
Since the mid-’60s this self-styled 'inventor, entrepreneur, patriot, husband, father and man of God' has applied the principles of aerodynamics to motorcycle design. He’s not trying to break speed records, and he’s not concerned with fashion and style. His goal is to decrease dependence on foreign oil." -- Randall Pierson
Read the article.

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