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    When Fast Sport Bikes Aren't Fast Enough

    Here's something for those that really want to go fast (I believe Jay Leno has one of these) and sound like a 747 jumbo jet - the Jet Bike:


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    Re: When Fast Sport Bikes Aren't Fast Enough

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete
    Here's something for those that really want to go fast (I believe Jay Leno has one of these) and sound like a 747 jumbo jet - the Jet Bike:

    These are neat but actually not especially quick compared with what a current open class sport bike can do. For example, it's easy to buy a bike that can run the 1/4 mile in 9 seconds and with a top speed of 180-plus....

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    "Here's something for those that really want to go fast (I believe Jay Leno has one of these) and sound like a 747 jumbo jet - the Jet Bike:"

    I wonder if the top speed will be fast enough for Eric . . . .

    -Don-

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    Re: When Fast Sport Bikes Aren't Fast Enough

    Quote Originally Posted by DonTom
    "Here's something for those that really want to go fast (I believe Jay Leno has one of these) and sound like a 747 jumbo jet - the Jet Bike:"

    I wonder if the top speed will be fast enough for Eric . . . .

    -Don-
    What is the top speed?

    The thing sounds great (love the jet engine whine) but I doubt it's much quicker (if it even is quicker) than a current liter-class sport bike (9 second quarters) and as for top end, the jet bike, like most any other bike, is probably drag limited to under 200 mph. A ZX-10R or ZX-14 is probably just as fast on top, or very close ....

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    "What is the top speed? "

    I saw the thing on TV once. They they said the top speed is "nobody knows". This is because jet engines do not peak out at any RPM range. They just keep on going faster and faster until something gives.

    -Don- (Reno)

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    Re: When Fast Sport Bikes Aren't Fast Enough

    Quote Originally Posted by DonTom
    "What is the top speed? "

    I saw the thing on TV once. They they said the top speed is "nobody knows". This is because jet engines do not peak out at any RPM range. They just keep on going faster and faster until something gives.

    -Don- (Reno)
    It's likely drag limited to around 200 mph or so... .

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