TUR­BINE BIKE SETS THREE NEW WORLD RECORDS

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AS of May 17, Madmax’s tur­bine street­fighter holds three world records and one Bri­tish na­tional record:

• World’s fastest Tur­bine Mo­tor­cy­cle – one mile (one way): 233,7 mph (376,1 km/h)

• World’s fastest Street­fighter – one mile (one way): 231,6 mph (372,7 km/h)

• World’s fastest fly­ing quar­ter mile for Tur­bine Mo­tor­cy­cle: 3,91 sec

• Bri­tain’s fastest Naked Mo­tor­cy­cle (Of­fi­cial ACU two way av­er­age): 225,6 mph (363,1 km/h)

It all started af­ter MadMax World (then Maxi­cor) ami­ably parted ways with MTT in Lou­sia­nia, U.S., who were then work­ing de­vel­op­ing the world’s fastest turbo bike. Bud­gets in­ter­vened, but the guys at Maxi­cor de­cided it would be a shame to waste all that knowl­edge.

They formed the Madmax Race Team and de­cided “to throw ev­ery­thing at the pro­ject and see what we could achieve with­out the con­straints of bud­get and part­ners, as a one-of bike”.

That one-off bike is now of­fi­cially con­firmed as the world’s fastest tur­bine bike over a stand­ing mile, un­der cer­ti­fied tim­ing con­di­tions (ACU, BRC, UKTA).

It makes 404 kW with a torque of at least 610 Nm at max­i­mum revs. While de­vel­op­ing their world record breaker, the team de­cided a “street fighter” ver­sion would look su­perb, al­low­ing the tur­bine and en­gi­neer­ing to be far more on show for those that ap­pre­ci­ated the tech side.

Mad Max Rac­ing state on their web­site they have no de­sire to build a pro­duc­tion ver­sion of this bike, but may be tempted to build one “for those [with] suf­fi­cient money and ex­per­tise in han­dling such a bike”.

PHOTO: MADMAXWORLD

There is noth­ing faster over the stand­ing mile than this tur­bine bike.

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