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Pimped Ride of the Day: A Motorcycle With a Jet Engine

Pimped Ride of the Day: A Motorcycle With a Jet Engine
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Want to be a badass? The bar has been raised.

German motorcycle fanatic Frank Ohle spent 18 months outfitting his chopper with this nine-cylinder, Rotec Radial R3600 aircraft engine. (Model number courtesy of TopGear, I can't tell a Rotec from a Rotax.) Not only does it look like Ohle's sitting astride a jet engine, like some cartoon character, but it also makes a ton of noise, which seems to be one of the chief pleasures of riding a motorcycle.

The video is in German, but you get the idea. The propeller, by the way, is just for laughs. No word on the top speed.

via DVice, TopGear.

Henry Grabar is a freelance writer and a former fellow at The Atlantic Cities. He lives in New York. All posts »

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