Tiny DIY Motorcycle Adds in MPG What It Subtracts in Cool

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Remember, doing it yourself doesn't always mean you're making something look nicer. Sometimes you turn a perfectly good Honda motorcycle into a recumbent spearmint pod. It's worth it, though, when that pod gets 214mpg going 55mph.

Allert Jacobs designed and built this contraption from a Honda Innova motorcycle. In its previous incarnation, the bike weighed 231 pounds and got a still respectable—but not mind-blowing—114mpg.

By giving it an aerodynamic shell (that splits in half for easy entry), Jacobs has undoubtedly made his hog a much more efficient vehicle in all aspects, aside picking up ladies or applying to the Hell's Angels. [Allert Jacobs via Inhabitat]