Jay Leno already has one so maybe this one is for you, it’s a 2002 Y2K MTT Turbine Powered Superbike. The FAA requires turbines that power aircraft to be replaced after a certain number of hours, even though they are perfectly fine, so the guys at Marine Turbine Technologies wondered what they could do with these retired engines and as many of you know, they designed a road legal motorcycle around what has to be the most outrageous powerplant possible. The engines are refurbished, they come with an extended warranty and in this configuration, produce 420 Horsepower. If you want the fastest motorcycle on your block, or anyone else’s block, this is it.
This particular unit is owned by Ted Mclntyre, the owner of Marine Turbine Technologies. It will be sold on the factory MSO. It’s one of only 17 ever made. The bike has 420 horsepower, 500 foot pounds of torque and is equipped with an enhanced cooling system. It has a 2 speed automatic transmission, disc brakes with Brembo calipers, Pirelli tires, Ohlins suspension, pretty much all of the things you would expect of a bike with an asking price of $125,000.
Felipe Zapata says
This is nuts. But it’s pretty.
the 420hp Allison 250 engine actually makes around 63 foot pounds of torque, spinning at 35,000 rpm. I don’t know where they get the 500 lb-ft from. Maybe they are measuring it at the 1st gear output of the 2-speed gear box.
Not that this bike isn’t impressive…
Paul Crowe says
That 500 foot pound number may be a little sketchy, but the 420 hp seems to be right out of the manual for this model turbine. Whatever the case, it’s wonderfully excessive and the sound of the startup procedure alone is enough to make you smile.
F. C. Wulf says
Rolls Royce Allison 250-C18 Gas Turbine Shaft Engine
Type: dual spool, free turbine turboshaft
Inlet: Axial with fixed inlet guide vanes
Compressor: Mixed flow; six stage axial, 1 stage centrifugal
Burner: Single can reverse flow combustor
Turbine: dual spool; two stage gas producer, two stage free power turbine
Exhaust: upward facing, dual exhaust diffuser
Power Rating: 317 shaft horsepower at 6,016 rpm
Peak Torque Output: 425 lb/ft at 1,500 rpm
Weight: 143 lbs.
Air mass flow: 3.0 lbs/sec
Compression Ratio: 6.2:1 at 51,000 rpm
Maximum TIT: 1850 degrees F
Specific Fuel Consumption: .70 lb/shp/hr
Yes, the allison or rolls royce 250-c20b series turboshaft engine does indeed have over 500 ft lbs of torque, The specs above are for the 250-c18 which is a lower powered version in the same turbine family, This is the engine from the original Y2K superbike. The 250-c20b has much more power.. Allison/RR build 250’s that make over 750hp for different applications. Do you actually think that helicopters with a loaded takeoff weight of 6,000 pounds could fly with an engine that only produces 63 foot pounds of torque? And your statement of ” measuring it at the 1st gear output of the 2-speed gearbox” really makes me wonder what you are smoking.. Any measurement of 500 ft lbs is exactly that, If a shaft spinning at 10 rpm measured 500 ft lbs is still has 500 foot pounds of torque.
any information on time & speed over the quarter mile ?? or top speed ???????
just waiting prices on post & packaging to U.K.