Top Fuel Bike Facts


Now you have to be impressed with these bikes and the guys that pilot them! Pretty much would be the same as jumping on a scud missile and only a select few have the nerve to straddle 1000hp.
 
The performance of these machines is astounding:
 
▪ 1000 Horsepower (approximately 25% more than a Formula One Car)
▪ 0 – 60 mph in 0.7 seconds
▪ 0 – 100 mph in 1.1 seconds
▪ 0 – 230 mph in under 6.5 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 $80,000 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 run sophisticated clutches with multiple stages of pressure controlled by electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic control systems.
 
  
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. 
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