TURBINE BIKE SETS THREE NEW WORLD RECORDS
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”.
There is nothing faster over the standing mile than this turbine bike.