the slootmotor by dutch engineer gijs schalkx is a motorcycle powered by local, sustainable, and environmentally cooling sources. this vehicle truly delivers an alternative and, unlike others, does not rely on high technology, incomprehensible devices, and resources from all over the world.
all images courtesy of the slootmotor

 

 

 

 

the main feature of this motorcycle by gijs schalks is that its fuel is harvested with minimal tools and DIY-solutions, straight from your neighborhood pond or roadside ditch. since shallow waters will always be available, the slootmotor is built to outlast any kind of energy future. moreover, in a small leather tool pouch, the slootmotor carries all the tools needed to rebuild the whole vehicle in case of a breakdown.

dutch engineer develops motorcycle running on methane recovered from swamps

 

 

 

 

 

nowadays, speed is no longer desired because more speed means more horsepower, which means more CC’s—resulting in higher fuel consumption. in the slootmotor, movement is enough, as its tiny engine will provide enough power to enjoy the ride on two wheels while at the same time have very low consumption of fuel. it keeps itself going with splash lubrication, so oil pressure is never a problem. it runs on any oil, 10w-30, 10w-40, motorcycle oil, car oil, or even generator oil.

 

 

 

dutch engineer develops motorcycle running on methane recovered from swamps

 

gijs schalkx develops motorcycle running on methane recovered from swamps gijs schalkx develops motorcycle running on methane recovered from swamps

 

 

 

 

project info:

 

name: the slootmotor

 

designer: gijs-schalkx

yasmina karam I designboom

aug 23, 2021

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