Believe it or not, the world’s fastest motorcycle, the Suzuki Hayabusa, can be even faster with a.. jet-sourced turbine engine, like the bike modified by Tony Pandolfo from Orlando, Florida. He equipped this superbike with an AlliedSignal jet fuel starter sourced from an early model F-14 jet fighter which runs on K2 Kerosene or Jet A fuel and also comes with an afterburner.
At the moment, we only know that the jet starter’s peak torque is 300 lb-ft, which is jaw dropping considering it’s a two wheeler, not a supercar. Apparently the guy who tuned this bike even had to turn the jet unit’s power down to make it user friendly so that anyone who can ride a scooter can ride this as well.
It is an automatic, handles exceptionally well and it sounds like an F14 fighter charging down the runway. The jet-powered Suzuki Hayabusa can be bought for $60,000 or around 46,000 EUR.
Here’s how this beast differs from a normal Hayabusa
- Engine: AlliedSignal jet fuel starter (also known as an auxiliary power unit or APU), used in early-model F-14s and A-10s
- Torque: 300 ft/lbs
- Weight: 400 lbs, dry
- Fuel Type: K2 Kerosene or Jet A
- Fuel Capacity: 5 gallons
- Fuel Consumption: 5 miles/gallon
- Double the braking power (two rear calipers)
- Custom control system - Automatic transmission; no clutch
- LED headlights and taillights