MTT Are Creating A 420bhp Turbine Bike


We're at the stage where 200bhp is a standard figure for some road-going superbikes. But with the Americans, bigger is always better. And personal records are made to be broken.

Back in 2000, Marine Turbine Technologies (MTT) went and made a gas turbine engine Y2K superbike in 2000. It made a whopping 320bhp and recorded a top speed of 227mph. But that just wasn't enough for the LA based turbine manufacturer.

17-years and a bucket load of cash later (we imagine), there's a new kid on the block - the 420RR. MTT are claiming it will make 420bhp and a phenomenal, almost silly 600ftlb of torque at 6000rpm from its Rolls Royce Allison 250-C20B engine. Why? Because they can...

Handling all that power will be a challenge, so MTT have ben working hard with Ohlins suspension for the new model, which will also include a GPR steering damper and BST carbon wheels.

There's been no mention of price, but if you have to ask, you probably can't afford one.