The MTT Turbine SUPERBIKE, which is also known as Y2K Turbine SUPERBIKE, is only one of two ever produced, wheel driven motorcycle which is powered by a turbine engine and was created by Ted McIntyre of the Marine Turbine Technologies Inc.
The MTT is powered by a Rolls Royce Allison 250 series turbo shaft engine, which produces an amazing 320 horsepower giving this motorcycle a top speed of over 227 miles per hour and a price tag of $150,000 U.S. dollars. The MTT is recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the "Most powerful production motorcycle" and it also holds the title as the "Most expensive production motorcycle". Not like the earlier jet-powered motorcycles which used a jet engine to provide thrust that would push the motorcycle, the MTT's turbo shaft engine is attached to the rear wheel using a two-speed gearbox but riding the MTT is said to be a little tricky due in part to the throttle lag of the engine, it also has been known to accelerate when letting off the throttle and features an extremely long wheelbase length.
The MTT Turbine SUPERBIKE appeared as early as 1999 but the production model was not introduced to the public until 2000. Since then, the MTT Turbine SUPERBIKE has made several appearances in various movies and shows, including "Liars & Legends", "Torque", and "The Greatest Ever Motorcycle". One of the first models to be sold was to a famous car collector and TV personality, Jay Leno, who also used it in one of his jokes on his talk show, stating that he melted the front clip off of a Honda Civic while waiting at a stop light one day.
Original Authors: Nicholas
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Updated On: 07/06/2008