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

Anonymous 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.