Jet powered motorcycle vying for land speed recordJanuary 8, 2012 by: Rituraj Mishra
362 mph, 1999, motorcycle! One word for the hints I gave you is, Richard Brown. He owned it with his pacey record 12 years ago and is pepping up to do the same again.
After the 362 mph, he focussed all his time on a sub–orbital rocket and jet turbine engine pack. Even these two highly complex sounding work were not enough to bring down magnitude of his ambitions.
If 362 mph was not enough, he now aims 450 mph in a jet-powered motorcycle. We would have our doubts, but he is quite confident with his words and facts support his theory.
Brown scrapped of a 1,250 hp jet engine from a helicopter and he plans to use that thrust to crossover 450 mph. Already done with a metal skeleton and the engine, he is working day in and day out to get the aerodynamics right. Aerodynamic curves will be playing a major role in reaching the goal. Mr Brown, we wish you a happy and safe landing, I mean you don’t ride at 450 mph, you fly.