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Paul Teutul, Sr. Introduces The Biodiesel Bike

The big news today at the conference was the unveiling of the biodiesel bike built by Paul Teutul, Sr., Orange County Choppers. The bike was built in partnership with CIMA Green. Today the bike debuted on stage driven by former NBB Chairman, Ed Hegland. Then Paul Sr. himself drove it onto the biodiesel vehicle showcase floor where he talked about the project with attendees. CIMA Green actually had two bikes built and donated one to the National Biodiesel Board along with a check for $50,000 to use for transportation expenses to showcase the bike at various events around the country.

I spoke with Paul Sr. just prior to his entry into the exhibit hall and he says the bike was a tough one to build. He says it’s not a speed demon but it won’t break down, “It’s just made to go.” The bike has affectionately been named Susie, btw.

Listen to my interview with Paul Sr. here: Interview with Paul Sr.

Listen to Paul Sr. describe the biodiesel bike here: Paul Sr. Remarks

Here’s video of Paul, Sr. driving into the exhibit hall.

Remember that you can follow what the Twitterverse is saying about the conference using the hashtag #NBB12.

2012 National Biodiesel Conference Photo Album


  • February 8, 2012 — 1:25 pm

    Bear Schmidt

    Congrats to Paul for building a diesel motorcycle again. I followed his build of the Monster Diesel bike a couple of years ago.

    I’m happy to see this media about diesel bikes. I suggest people visit to see some of the hundreds of diesel motorcycles that people have built over the years including some major manufacturers like Royal Enfield and the very exciting products from Track in Holland.

  • February 8, 2012 — 1:48 pm


    Paul Sr. said the bike would be/is EPA approved.

    He mentioned it was a Turbo D 3cyl. Assumption is that is the Briggs/Diahatsu engine. How are you/did you get that EPA approved?

    If not briggs/diahatsu what engine? Know MANY; including myself, who are doin diesel conversions on bikes and we all would love to know what smll diesel engine’s is now/soon to be EPA “on road” approved!!!

  • February 8, 2012 — 1:49 pm


    email address correction

  • February 8, 2012 — 1:54 pm


    What 4spd tranny did you use?

  • February 8, 2012 — 2:06 pm


    At least Paul Sr. didn’t say this time it was the first Diesel Chopper in America like he did on his last Diesel Bike build……… considering there was one built and opperating just down the road from his house, that was built a year(s?) earlier than the first one he built. LOL.

  • December 24, 2013 — 6:00 pm

    grease collection

    I really enjoyed this article. Thanks for writing it

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