Scariest scooter, EVER!

Fri, Jun 29, 2007


Here’s an, um… slightly upgraded 125cc MBK. It’s not going very fast. Probably gets horrible gas mileage. Can’t be used to sneak up on someone, yet it has the potential to make the craziest scooter tuner’s head spin. WICKED!

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5 Responses to “Scariest scooter, EVER!”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Did I hear anyone say Tim. the Tool Man, Allen?


  2. Cleat Says:

    …And this guy IS insane… launch this puppy in traffic!!!!


  3. Dave Says:

    That’s the new Italjet Dragster!


  4. fat tony Says:

    They claim it has 530 HP. I wonder how much of that one can actually use on a 3 wheeled scooter 70HP? 80HP?

    Very nice efforts!


  5. GenWaylaid Says:

    I doubt they’d ever realize more than a fraction of the horsepower potential like that. The problem with jet propulsion is that a jet engine produces a constant level of thrust. Power is thrust times the airspeed through the engine. When the bike is at low speeds, the engine airspeed is only what it can suck through on its own, so power is limited. The faster the bike goes, the higher the speed of incoming air and the more of the engine’s power potential is realized. Efficiencies for pure turbines usually peak at speeds of hundreds of miles per hour.

    A more effective approach would have been to attach a turboshaft engine to the rear wheel. There’s a company down in the swamps of Louisiana that built huge “sportbikes” powered by Allison turboshafts from helicopters. The turbine’s power band was broad enough that they only needed two gears. Fuel efficiency was very poor, of course.


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