Every 20 year old would drool over these, a mere glance at the most powerful of these machines, can almost make you feel the rush of adrenaline pumping through your veins. Yes I am talking about super bikes. Those broad tires, the body designed to cut through air, the sound of the roaring engine everything about a super bike drives people crazy. Here are some of the best of the lot super bikes.
1) Dodge Tomahawk
Shattering all barriers of conventional thinking about personal transportation, the Viper powered Dodge Tomahawk is essentially a mean machine. It is the perfect combination of styling and extreme engineering. This single passenger “quadricycle” has a 500-horsepower Viper V-10 engine powering the rear wheels provides with an amazing top speed of nearly 400 miles per hour. Unfortunately for those who wish to test it, it is a street illegal bike.
Launched in 2002 the Dodge Tomahawk is a Chrysler Group design concept made in the true tradition of power-junkie passion, a whole new generation of superbikes.
2) Suzuki Hayabusa
Once the fastest bike in the world by defeating Honda CBR1100XX Super ‘Blackbird’, and hence the name “hayabusa”. It is designed with a view to be the fastest accelerating bike on the planet with fantastic wind-cheating ability. Its standout, bulbous, lengthy style is instantly recognizable.
Up front, an oversized but shapely mudguard goes upwards into the headlight.
The 2014 Suzuki Hayabusa continues to be offered with the same old but ultra potent 1340cc in-line 4-cylinder fuel injected, DOHC, liquid-cooled engine with 16-valves and Twin Swirl Combustion Chambers (TSCC). The engine sends its power to the rear wheel via a 6-speed transmission that features oil spray to the 4th, 5th, and 6th gears to reduce wear and mechanical noise.
Its faultless built quality, the superb maneuverability and importantly its untamed character makes it one of the most ferocious motorcycles.
3) MTT Turbine Superbike Y2K
The Y2K Turbine Superbike, is a wheel-driven motorcycle powered by a turboshaft engine. The machine is powered by a Rolls-Royce Allison Model 250 gas turbine producing 240 kW. Unlike some earlier jet-powered motorcycles, where a massive jet engine provided thrust to push the motorcycle, the turboshaft engine on this model drives the rear wheel via a two-speed gearbox and chain and sprocket.
The company stopped production in 2005, but sources say that MTT will soon release a new model fitted with a a Rolls-Royce C-20B gas turbine engine, capable of 420bhp, hoping to release it as a street legal bike.
Receiving mixed reactions this bike is sometimes described as a “an exercise in technological masturbation” and sometimes praised for its audacity, and it may scare you half to death, but it is great fun.