Archive for the ‘Street Riding’ Category
“This bike has a story,” said the kid in the jeans with a big cuff rolled up over his old school engineer boots as he pushed the black motorcycle across the dock into the back of the pickup.
“What’s the story?” I asked.
“Dunno,” the kid said. “It’s the bike in that really cool poster back in the showroom. It’s famous.”
“The really cool poster of the guy in the leather jacket and the hat with the motorcycle?” I went into the showroom to take a look at the poster. I know it well. The black and white photograph of Marlon Brando leaning on the tank of a motorcycle with a trophy tied upright to the top of the headlight … More
2013 – The worlds only turbine streetfighter, made by Team MadMax in Guernsey, UK. Uses a Rolls Royce Allison C20 450hp @ 6000rpm Shaft Turbine (400lb of torque @ 6000rpm). First ever test outing at 2 mile long airfield @ RAF Woodbridge, UK – 2013. Speed 200mph ++
The entire design and manufacture of carbon/kevlar tail unit and tank, gearbox, bespoke wiring, LED tail and headlight, CNC sprockets, subframe, race steering damper and brackets, titanium spindles, brake brackets, kick and centre stands, switch gear, rear sets, modified MTT swingarm and frame, adjustable rake step down slab triple tree (yokes) were all designed and made by Team MadMax in Guernsey. Marzocchi 50mm USD race forks, ISR special big piston 6 pot CNC monobloc brakes + carbon steel rotors(discs), 240mm/18 inch rear BST high strength Carbon Wheel, 120/70/17 front carbon BST wheel, Nitron rear race shock. One off Water/meth injection system for extra bhp to take it to 500bhp.
2014 – A 500hp road legal Turbine Bike riding back home to Guernsey from the Helitech show 2014 (Amsterdam) – 1200miles!! The bike was exhibited on the H&S Aviation/Dallas Airmotive stand. Contains a specially modified Rolls Royce C20B with water/Meth injection and a one off built FADEC/ECU system, built by Maxicorp Autosports for MADMAX race team. The MADMAX bike holds the world record for the fastest ever turbine wheel powered motorbike and fastest streetfighter (road legal) motorbike @ 224.9mph over a standing mile – Elvington, York 2014
This is pure madness on two wheels! Witness 200mph between hedges and walls, on the limit and on-board with Michael Dunlop at the TT 2013 races!