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Helicopter Jet Turbine Engine Powered Motorcycle

This is a non-production motorcycle with a gas turbine engine from a helicopter. The bike sounds like a jet starting up. The bike is very loud in person and expels tons of heat from it’s exhaust ports.

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MTT Y2K Turbine Superbike is one of the fastest motorcycles in the world and at one time held records. Spotted at Cars and Coffee. The MTT Y2K is a motorcycle powered by a turboshaft engine, made by Marine Turbine Technologies since 2000. The bikes are not mass-produced in continuous series; each unique bike is hand made to order after receiving the buyer’s specifications.

When MTT president Ted Mclntyre decided to add a motorcycle to his firm’s range, he appointed Christian Travert, a former bike racer and custom builder, to head the project. Early models were powered by a Rolls-Royce-Allison Model 250-C18 gas turbine producing a claimed 320 hp (240 kW) at 52,000 rpm.

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Unlike some turbojet-powered motorcycles which relied on jet propulsion for thrust, the Y2K Superbike’s turboshaft engine drives the rear wheel via a two-speed gearbox and chain and sprocket. The turbines used in the motorcycles are second-hand, the MTT Turbine Superbike does not require jet fuel to operate, MTT has fuelled the Y2K with diesel, kerosene and Bio-Fuel./wikipedia