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HDT M1030-M2 670cc JP8

HDTUSA — Company

Defense and Aerospace:

HDT started in 1961. During the 60’s and we specialized in the development and manufacture of switches and relays for defense and

HDT also developed unique and compression molding equipment produced plastic components for the industry.

The majority of our business has with the

U.S. Department of

We were also OEM for major companies, including Lockheed, Control Data, and Unisys.


In 1970, HDT expanded commercial motorcycles sales.

the trade name METTCO, we selling and racing PENTON Cycles. We also developed and performance modifications for both and Japanese off-road motorcycles.

From 1976 through we were consultants to Honda’s racing and enduro teams. We suspension components and provided engine performance modifications for winning efforts from through 1979.


In early 1981 the United Army put forth a Request for for the first official production of military motorcycles since War II.

HDT was able to combine its experience as a

contractor with many of successful off-road motorcycle to put together the winning bid.

As a of our proposal, HDT was awarded the first military motorcycle contract.

that first contract, HDT has awarded more than 45 resulting in over 2500 motorcycles being delivered to the and allied military forces.

Our latest military motorcycle contract was for 466 modified Kawasaki Previous contracts had been on the KLR250. The move to the bigger, powerful 650 was seen as somewhat of a for the Marine Corps. However, the paid off.

The modified now known as the M1030B1 Marine motorcycle has proved to be the best most reliable tactical motorcycle now in service with any organization. This includes machines from BMW and KTM.

HDT M1030-M2 670cc JP8
HDT M1030-M2 670cc JP8

Diesel Fueled Military In 1984 all NATO military adopted a long-term goal of a battlefield fuel to reduce the burden of supplying gasoline, fuel, aviation gasoline, and kerosene (jet fuel). The was to convert or replace all existing equipment, including trucks, light transport equipment, and to operate on aviation kerosene.

To the single battlefield fuel the U.S. Navy announced in that, beginning in the year they would no longer or supply gasoline in any form. would only supply fuels, such as, diesel and jet

At that time there only two major tactical systems still using small field generator and motorcycles. The military approached generator set and motorcycle manufacturers to what alternatives might be The generator set manufacturers responded with some diesel options.

However, all the motorcycle manufacturers indicated that a diesel motorcycle was neither commercially cost effective, or, in some even possible given the requirements.

As a last resort, the Marine Corps requested from all interested sources, to pay for the development of a diesel/jet fuel military motorcycle through the Business Innovation Research (SBIR). They received 40 responses.

The Marine Corps two companies for the initial feasibility HDT and a small company in Oklahoma.

After reviewing the studies both companies, HDT was

selected as the source for Phase II, which was to produce a total of 15 diesel

HDT successfully completed the first of Phase II in May of 2001, when demonstrated the first motorcycle used a diesel engine designed as a motorcycle engine. The exceeded all expectations and was received great acclaim by both the media and potential military

The final part of the Phase II was completed in September of 2001 a total of nine diesel completed two field user conducted by the Marine Corps.

HDT has entered Phase III of the program and is under contract with the Corps to produce up to 522 JP8/Diesel Motorcycles.

HDT M1030-M2 670cc JP8
HDT M1030-M2 670cc JP8
HDT M1030-M2 670cc JP8
HDT M1030-M2 670cc JP8
HDT M1030-M2 670cc JP8
HDT M1030-M2 670cc JP8
HDT M1030-M2 670cc JP8
HDT M1030-M2 670cc JP8

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