The builder/seller of this of this unexpected custom sums it up as “Chinese love, Japanese torque, American ingenuity”. It’s a Chinese-made Qujos (QJ) Trail Master frame housing a Kubota Z482 diesel motor. Oh, and there’s a turbo on it, too!
Even if this bike was stock, you probably weren’t aware of the TrailMaster, anyway. It’s a 200cc dual sport that retails for about $1,400 with electric start, disc brakes, and a 21″ front wheel. But in this case, you’ll want to go to the listing just to hear what the seller has changed. The list of modifications is obviously extensive, but some highlights include the VZ21 turbo, an intercooler from a Nissan 300ZX, Honda CBR1000 front rotor, Honda EX450 quad rear shock, Honda Trail 90 center stand, LED lights, digital dash, Tusk handguards, touring windscreen, and dual 12v power outlets. It’s full of clever workarounds such as a “digital turkey temperature gauge” to monitor coolant temp and the radiator from a Honda Civic.
Per the seller:
“Like my TDI daily driver this bike is NOT a screamer, it purely was built to be efficient and unique. I have not yet calculated the MPG fuel economy of this as I have yet to burn through all the 2 gallons of diesel I initially poured into this tiny tank modified with an internal fuel return line from the 2 injector fuel rail. I fully expect the street tires to allow for a higher top speed however the registration is not current or insured so it cannot be taken anywhere besides my quiet street.”
Find this oddball for sale in Bellefontaine, Ohio here on Craigslist for $4,000.