Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Motorcycle vs. Jet Plane

Of course, it was a jet powered motorcycle.

Zero to over 200 MPH in 14 seconds.  [blink] [blink]

At $180,000 I guess I don't have to worry what I'd do on this beast ...


juvat said...

I'm not sure an L-39 actually counts as a jet. /snark
When they showed the footage of a T-38 at the beginning, I thought that would be a bit of a challenge.

OMMAG said...

Buy a Hayabusa and you will be close enough.

I can get mine (2009 unrestricted/power commander and full exhaust with high flow intake/filter) into the mid tens at around 150mph for a 1/4 mile. I can't say how long it would take to get over 200. BUT I know it will go over the 200mph target.

Total investment by me = $9000

Satisfaction Quotient = over the top

Nosmo King said...

Remember the Turbonique Company based in Orlando from the late '60s and early '70s? Much of their stuff was straight thrust, but IIRC they had a couple of turbine versions.

Goober said...

Meh. Top fuel dragster do zero to 200 in less than 2 seconds.

If you were driving at 200 miles per hour in a car, passed a line with a top fuel dragster sitting still at the line, and he wooded it right as you drive past, he'd be passing you in less than 1.6 seconds.

THAT's acceleration.