Fastest Motorcycle in the World
There are several motorcycles in the world that have managed to set the hearts of bike enthusiasts racing with their jaw dropping combination of high speed and superfast acceleration. However, few superfast bikes can hold a candle up to the iconic MTT Turbine Superbike as far as the critical parameters of speed, acceleration, on road performance and design innovativeness is concerned.
The MTT Turbine Superbike, also known as the “Y2K Turbine Superbike” to motorcycle fans the world over, was first unleashed to the general public in the year 2000. The Y2K Turbine quickly garnered impressive media headlines due to a combination of its unbeatable attributes like never before seen top speed and superb performance. The bike has rightfully earned its place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest production motorcycle in the world with an estimated top speed of over 400 km/hour.
The MTT Turbine Superbike sports a mean look that perfectly complements its macho image. Its impressive appearance is enhanced by external accessories like 17 inch carbon fiber wheels, a tubular aluminum alloy frame and a rear mounted camera with LCD color display. The superbike commands an on road price of $175,000 and is considered to be the most expensive production motorcycle in the world. Discovery Channel has ranked the Y2K Turbine as the fourth greatest bike of all time. Only five of these beauties are manufactured in a calendar year, which further reinforces the halo of exclusivity surrounding the superbike. American standup comedian Jay Leno owned a Y2K Turbine Superbike for four years.
The MTT Turbine Superbike was designed by renowned bike engineer Ted McIntyre of Marine Turbine Technologies. It is powered by a Rolls Royce Allison Model 250 gas turbine based 249cc engine that delivers an impressive combo of 320HP of output at 52,000 rpm along with a peak rated torque of 425 lb-ft at 2,000 rpm. The wheel driven bike’s turbo shaft engine can be powered by either diesel or jet fuel. The motorcycle utilizes a two speed transmission system to drive its rear wheel. The chassis of the superbike has been manufactured from aluminum alloy that serves the dual purpose of reducing the gross weight of the vehicle as well as imparting it with an extra degree of toughness. The mighty bike can accelerate to speeds of 100 km/hour after start in an unbelievable 2.5 seconds and can zoom to a cruising rate of 375 km/hour in less than 15 seconds.