The Mini Jet Bike. There’s these guys see, and they want to hook up a jet engine to a small motorbike. Not a full size bike mind, a small one. Just for fun. With an afterburner. For a laugh. See that exhaust, that’s a jet engine exhaust that will eventually spout stuff, really hot stuff, from its end. ‘Nuff said?
For many years now, I have tinkered with all kinds of interesting projects, and have found a lot of fun in the realm of DIY gas turbine engines. These engines are based around turbochargers, but are in every sense real jets. They produce considerable thrust, and can even be used with afterburners. While I have been tinkering with one of these with a friend of mine, we debated on what kind of vehicle to put it on for testing…This is where the YSR came into my head. Firstly, a motorcycle would be perfect, as it is street legal, easily registered, and also has very little friction from the tires and wind drag.