This motorbike runs on WATER!

A motorcycle able to travel up to 500 kilometres (310 miles) on a litre of water was trumpeted by creator Ricardo Azevedo in Sao Paulo,

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+9 1. Granko commented 7 years ago

Why not using the original gas tank when it doesn't need it anymore? ;)
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+11 2. Derpgeek commented 7 years ago

Is just to good to be true.
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+7 3. sux2bu commented 7 years ago

The waters in Brazil where the 2016 summer Olympic and Paralympic athletes have to compete in swimming and boating are so polluted with raw sewage and viruses that many who have been training in Reo have already become violently sick. Just look at the nasty filth he filled his water jug with. Maybe the engine actually runs on crap. :D
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+6 4. Frolle commented 7 years ago

That was a great explanation i suppose. Would be even better if i understood spanish.
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+4 5. primate1970 commented 7 years ago

Yawn... Seen it all before... Amazing top secret technology that the owner claims he would be killed if he showed anyone how it worked...
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+5 6. loadrunner commented 7 years ago

#5 I think the oil companies would hate it if he posted the blueprints on the internet
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+8 7. dvandok commented 7 years ago

So he's leaking one liter of coolant every 500km. :P

The engine sounds rather engine. You know, the internal combustion type. Unless he's turning water into hydrogen and oxygen (requires power!) there's something else besides water used as a propellant.

Since the video explains nothing I must remain skeptical.
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-2 8. ptsantos commented 7 years ago

#1 can not be the original deposit you must extract the hydrogen from water with electricity. the hydrogen is flammable and moves the piston. not found a video in English because it was the Brazilians who have discovered. #4 (not spanish) but its not dificult to visually understand.. O:) HHO as fuel in our vehicles. In a water molecule there are two hydrogen atoms and one atom of oxygen, it is very simple. H20 + O = 2H thys guy it from my contry :) #5 no true
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+2 9. Frolle commented 7 years ago

#8 Well if you want to extract the hydrogen from water you have to spend energy, and since i dont see a ton of solarpanels im asuming hes using a battery. That energy is the same as you release when burning the hydrogen, reverting it to water vapor. But the extra heat means an energy loss so wouldnt it be better to skip the combustion and just use an electric motor?
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+4 10. brandx commented 7 years ago

I would love to know who these people are trying to attract. Investors can see through this.
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+4 11. thundersnow commented 7 years ago

I think it may be Portuguese #4.
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+1 12. Frolle commented 7 years ago

#11 geography was never my strong suite ;-)
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0 13. ptsantos commented 7 years ago

#9 Physics says that to create energy, will always spend a higher power. but you have the alternator to charge the battery and exhaust leaves very little carbon monoxide. but you are right because electricity is a clean energy I was just trying to clarify the comments #4 #5 #6 nothing more <3 nobody reads my boring comments #11 #12
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+1 14. Thanny commented 7 years ago

And money grows on TREES!

Complete horse pucky. The only way to extract energy from water is to crack it into hydrogen and oxygen. The energy required to do that exceeds the energy gained from combusting the resulting hydrogen.

So absent an input of energy from elsewhere into the system (such as the aforementioned big solar panels you don't see), that bike is not running on water. This is a complete fraud.
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0 15. MiniCray commented 7 years ago

I think it's a Pantone engine.

So it's absolutely not using water as fuel, but as always news reporters did a great job >:)

The main idea is to evaporate water thanks to the heat in the exhaust, then send this vapor to the cylinders.

Some people did this transformation to car, so far it's still working.
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+1 16. Judge-Jake commented 7 years ago

Expanding on #3 explanation a little, My theory is that the rivers in Portugal, Brazil, Spain or what ever country we decide he is from, are pure petroleum, simple!! >:)
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+1 17. sux2bu commented 7 years ago

Jake , I judge that you did not read the sub-title....he is in Sao Paulo which is in Brazil. (i) :D
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-2 18. thundersnow commented 7 years ago

No big problem #12, it's not mine either... :)
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0 19. Judge-Jake commented 7 years ago

#17 Unfortunately my religion (I'm a None Believing Creational Subtitlest) prevents me from reading and believing subtitles. I also do not believe any place that I haven't been to actually exists, which makes my spare time job of a NBCS producer of atlases maps and side roads much easier than it could be as a believer. Just the way it is SUXi bu!! Twiddle twiddle keep the faith >:)
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+1 20. sux2bu commented 7 years ago

#19 Well yea that was my other guess about you. >:)
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+1 21. joeman commented 7 years ago

aww... SUXi bu what an endearing term! I can hear your wife...
"SUXi bu, come to dinner!"
(You say...) "Well, I run things around here!"
(Wife comes in,) "I run the washer, the dryer and the vacuum... haha
That true, SUX2BME??
'cause it sure is true with me ;)
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0 22. YoArgentino commented 6 years ago

#8 is right, but this isn't new technology.
#9 is rigth too, it would be better to use electric motor. But this is an adaptation to reuse existing internal combustion motors.
Water isn't a energy source. In this case it's a vehicle for the energy, from battery to internal combustion motor.