Welcome to the most powerful two wheeled machines on the planet
We've uploaded some videos of the onboard camera footage taken whilst the subject of the forthcoming Discovery Channel documentary `Big Big Bikes'.
The two clips are of the same 6.5 second 200 mph pass, but one taken on a helmet mounted camera and the other mounted on the frame just behind the supercharger drive. Please note that this is a LARGE file, 26 mb's (7 minutes videoclip) - broadband connection recommended!
1000 - 1500 Horsepower (more than a Formula One Car)
0 - 60 mph in 0.7 seconds
0 - 100 mph in 1.1 seconds
0 - 250 mph in under 6 seconds
Top Fuel Motorcycle facts:
They are the fastest accelerating machines on two wheels on the planet and will out accelerate all vehicles from a standing start (except for Top Fuel Cars) including Formula One Cars and even Thrust SSC and F14 Jet Fighters.
These machines cost in excess of $150,000 to build. They have four cylinder purpose built engines, are supercharged, fuel injected, and consume over 15 gallons of the explosive fuel Nitromethane every mile.
They have a gearbox with two ratios. Gearchanges are made by pushing a handlebar mounted button. These huge motorcycles are an astounding spectacle, even standing still they look fast.
It takes a special breed of person to ride them - there is absolutely nothing in the world of motorcycles to compare with them.
FIM Europe Drag Racing, 2014:
May 23 - 26: Santa Pod Raceway, England
June 12 - 15: Tierp Arena, Sweden. TBC*
July 3 - 6: Alastaro, Finland
August 8 - 10: Hockenheim, Germany
August 21 - 24: Tierp Arena, Sweden. TBC*
Sept. 4 - 7: Santa Pod Raceway, England