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Honda to sell world's 1st bike with bio-ethanol mixed fuel

Honda Motor Company said today it has developed the world's first motorcycle powered by an eco-friendly fuel mixed with bio-ethanol and gasoline, which will be put on sale in Brazil from mid-March.

autos Updated: Mar 11, 2009 19:42 IST

Honda Motor Company said today it has developed the world's first motorcycle powered by an eco-friendly fuel mixed with bio-ethanol and gasoline, which will be put on sale in Brazil from mid-March.

Honda's Brazilian subsidiary plans to sell about 200,000 units of CG150 Titan Mix, which will come in three models with prices ranging from 6,340 reais to 7,290 reais (about USD 2700-USD 3100). 150 cc engines will power them.

Blending gasoline with bio-ethanol, often made from wheat and sugarcane, is believed to be effective in reducing carbon dioxide emissions and in lowering fuel costs for drivers.

Honda decided it would be easier to launch the product in Brazil, which is one of the world's largest producers of bio-ethanol, since approximately 90 percent of new automobiles in the country are already running on bio-ethanol mixed fuel.