By the time you realised that Y2k is the only jet engine bike, their was an engineer ranching up another Suzuki with a Jet Engine, but this time a nasty little "CAFE' Racer"
Turbine powered vehicles are usually restricted to the skies but there's always someone willing to break the mold...unfortunately it doesn't always result in a practical vehicle, and this Cafe Racer styled Suzuki GT550 application is no exception.
The NASTY Racer is just 160KG with 90 HP in it sleaves with a TURBINE Motor fitted to orignal GT550Gear Box..
Fuel is Keresone+Deisal and tank is from some old Ducati, bike clocks 58000RPM when puking 90HP and Idles at 18k
While the Airtech powered GTP 550 may result in you having a huge grin from ear to ear there is no way this use of a turbine powered motorcycle could ever reach mainstream production. Why? Well the wind up time is certainly not desirable and when you switch her off she winds down just as slowly and of course there's the ear piercing scream of the turbine, shattering windows and setting of car alarms as you cruise down to the local shops. Styling however is spot on, Cafe Racer all the way. I take my hat off to Mr Essen and any like him. They keep us smiling and certainly make life a tad more interesting.
Video Link of Jet Bike rolling :
PS. you know its easy to source a brand new jet Turbine engine here in Pakistan as well for as low as 50k only.