The World’s Fastest Street-Legal Turbine-Powered Motorcycle

MTT Turbine Y2K Motorcycle – 0-200 MPH in 15 Seconds

The MTT Turbine Y2K is the world’s first street-legal turbine-powered motorcycle. Its Rolls Royce Allison 250 gas turbine engine produces 320 horsepower and can achieve a top speed of 227 mph.

This amazing bike is a sight to see. It has a one-touch Smart Start ignition, a carbon fiber fairing, and a rear camera.

Engine

The y2k is powered by a Rolls Royce Allison 250 gas turbine engine that produces 320 horsepower and 425 pounds-foot of torque. This makes it the fastest motorcycle in the world – and also the most expensive. It is designed to be street-legal and can run on diesel fuel. The bike can accelerate from 0 to 200 miles per hour in 15 seconds. It’s no wonder that talk show host Jay Leno owns one.

The MTT Y2K Superbike is the first turbine-powered street-legal motorcycle in the world. Its top speed was independently recorded at 227 mph. Its impressive power was made possible by a light body and aerodynamic design. Despite the massive turbine engine, the Y2K Superbike only weighs 460 pounds.

The company behind the Y2K, Marine Turbine Technologies, is now working on a successor to the iconic vehicle. The new model, called the Madmax Turbine Streetfighter, will use the same Rolls Royce Allison turbine as its predecessor but produce 426 PS – which would be respectable for any sportscar.

Transmission

Unlike other jet powered superbikes that use their massive turbine engines for thrust, the Y2K uses its turboshaft engine to drive its rear wheel. This gives it a claimed top speed of 227 miles per hour.

Back in its heyday, the Y2K made quite a bit of buzz. Its unique character and insane performance landed it on every motorcycle magazine cover, as well as in the garage of American talk show host Jay Leno. Unfortunately, the last one was built in 2005, and Marine Turbine Technologies (MTT) went on to design turbine-powered fracking pumps instead of motorcycles.

Fortunately, the MTT Y2K isn’t stuck in the past. In fact, they’re still selling the latest version, which boasts a 420-hp Rolls-Royce gas turbine engine, carbon fiber wheels and fairings, Pirelli 240 tyres, and digital instrumentation. The price is a little steep, however, and you’ll need to be a certified pilot to get behind the wheel. This makes it a bike that is best for those who want to make a statement.

Design

When the MTT Y2K is running, it looks and sounds like a jet taking off. The superbike’s turbine engine produces 320 horsepower and emits the high-pitched whine usually heard on airport runways. And it can hit speeds of up to 227 miles per hour.

Jay Leno owns one, and the company that built it, Marine Turbine Technologies (MTT), says it’s only making five of them this year. The bike’s souped-up price tag — $125,000 — earned it a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most expensive production motorcycle.

While the Y2K’s Rolls Royce helicopter turbine engine was impressive, it was also dangerous. In order to prevent the turbine blades from becoming lethal projectiles, the company installed a titanium retainer ring and a safety system that shuts off the power if it’s overheated. This makes the Y2K a safe and fun machine to ride, but it’s not for everyone. The bike requires plenty of work to handle on a twisty road, and even turning off the throttle doesn’t stop it from continuing to accelerate.

Price

The Y2K is one of the world’s fastest production motorcycles, and it has two Guinness records to its name. It was also featured in the Warner Brothers movie TORQUE and Men’s Journal calls it “awe-inspiring”.

MTT’s Y2K features a Rolls-Royce Allison 250 gas turbine engine that produces 320 horsepower and has an astounding power to weight ratio. The engine is surrounded by carbon fiber fairings and an aluminum alloy frame. The Y2K also uses a 240mm Pirelli Diablo rear tire and has a fully digital instrumentation system.

The Y2K costs $175,000, and each bike is hand-built by MTT. The company’s goal is to build five of them per year. The Y2K is not for the faint of heart, and riders must be willing to take a beating from the wind and heat. In addition, the MTT Y2K requires special fuel and maintenance. The company’s warranty covers the engine, but it won’t cover the damage that can be caused by improper maintenance.

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