Turbine Powered Motorcycle

A friend of mine just sent me this link. He's bouncing off the walls. He designed and built this bike, and the company that manufactures the
engines posted a pic of his creation on their website.
http://www.wrenturbines.co.uk/gallery/show.php?imgid &category=0&engine=0&ordertedesc&page=3
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Jon Grimm wrote:

That's really cool! I'll bet you can hear it a block away. <G>
Some of the train fans here might like this one too:
http://www.wrenturbines.co.uk/gallery/show.php?imgidU&category=0&engine=0&order tedesc&page=4
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On Mon, 10 Jul 2006 04:00:09 GMT, "Jon Grimm"

Nice job.
Any performance figures? What does he use for fuel? Mileage?
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It runs on Jet A, and he estimates it to be approximately 6hp
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Gee, someone can model a Union Pacific ALCO-GE "Big Blow" gas turbine-electric locomotive.
I wonder if the scale is right - Full size was 4500 HP, 6 HP might not be enough for 'Live Steamer' 7-1/2" gauge.
That, or a scale model M-1 Abrams Tank.
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whatever the actual rating is, it accelerates nicely, and cruises around 35-40 mph
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Nah, thats not a jet bike... Now tTHIS is a jet bike; http://www.marineturbine.com/motorsports.asp
Seriously Wren powered bike, nice effort.. whats the mpg.?
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Jon Grimm wrote:

http://www.wrenturbines.co.uk/gallery/show.php?imgid &category=0&engine=0&ordertedesc&page=3
If that's a turbo-prop, where's the prop? I doubt it would be road-registrable if it had a prop though...
hint... I suspect it's a turbo-shaft. But heck, who'd expect a turbine specialist to know the difference :-)
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the engine's intention was turbo-prop. the turm is used to differentiate from the other model. wren probably never envisioned using this thing on a motorcycle/locomotive/skateboard/sand dragster

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