yeah but those that said that about four strokes , alway forgot the sport bikes turning 13,000 rpm's. they do weigh to much ,they may hide well but they do. a diesel will have to weigh considerably more than a gas engine just to hold up to the compression ignition.My first thought was "no way" too. But thinking about it, the issues mentioned above pretty much exactly match my thoughts when they started talking 4 stroke not too long ago. I guess with that lesson in mind, now I'll just say "we'll see"? Anything's possible.[/b]
you need to look at the new 6.7 cummins tail pipe is just as clean as your gasser.It would be a cool idea for utility sleds or a niche market of perhaps touring sleds etc.. but the killer would be a $22,000 price tag for a clean burning light diesel sled.
Sure, there would be some validity to placing a diesel power plant in a sled.
However, diesel does not take kindly to extreme cold or poor quality fuel.
The complexity of stuffing a diesel in a sled and overcoming the real world circumstances snowmobiles are subjected to would be overwhelming.
At minimum your talking fuel heaters and turbochargers not to mention an exotic filter and exhaust system that would all certainly need to comply with strict epa standards.
Diesel technology is 110% better than 10 years ago but still dirty, stinky and noisy.
Who knows, a new legitimate, quiet, cleaner burning diesel technology may be discovered.[/b]
you need to look at the new 6.7 cummins tail pipe is just as clean as your gasser.[/b]