Friday, August 07, 2009

Rocket-powered BMX

Oh! Gizmo reports: [edited]

The BMX bike’s heyday may have ended back in the 80s, but Rintendo+ has found a way to make me want one again. They’re currently selling this little contraption known as the Fire Trick Bob which appears to be a rocket-powered bicycle.

According to their site (Google translation) the turbine engine spins at a rate of 120,000 RPM and produces the equivalent of 4.4 horsepower. The 1 litre fuel tank is good for about 7 minutes of continual thrust, and you’ll probably want to be careful about where you’re riding this thing since the exhaust can reach about 700 degrees.

So is it dangerous? Yes. But is it worth 1,000,000 Yen or about $10,000? Double yes!


BJMonkey said...

Seems a little pricey...

I mean, it's the price of a motorbike?

brett jordan said...

yeah... but, like, this is a BMX, and it has ROCKETS dude!

Major Look said...

Don't like the pedals much.

Major Look said...

And it looks like a circus bike

Major Look said...

...and are they the original brakes?