Suzuki Hayabusa with an F14-Sourced Jet Turbine Engine!

25 May 2012 2:03 am | Bikes, Suzuki Motorcycles

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