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Old 11-13-2013, 09:58 PM
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Turbine

I've heard of putting a fire under yer ***, but this is crazy!


Think Y2K, but these guys did the engine a little differently. Freakin' cool if ya ask me man. Love me a turbine.

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Old 11-14-2013, 06:33 AM
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They are the next in line for 'Dumbest Stuff on Wheels'.
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Old 11-14-2013, 06:51 AM
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It is cool I guess... but what is the point? More noise? Melting bumpers? Or generally pissing off everyone around you? Not to mention the cost involved!
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:39 AM
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It is cool I guess... but what is the point? More noise? Melting bumpers? Or generally pissing off everyone around you? Not to mention the cost involved!
It's akin to putting a gsxr1000 engine in a go-kart... You do it just because you can, and for the grin factor. Since when does there have to be a point to it all, lol !!!

gixxerKart: (skip ahead to 1:00)
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:46 AM
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Doesn't look like much fun to ride either...hayabusa with a 400lb engine...and 5mpg of jet fuel. Does it have any throttle response? seems like total lag. Never shown doing more than 5-10mph. Cool idea I guess if you have a bunch of time and jet engines laying around...


Originally Posted by VTRDarren View Post
It's akin to putting a gsxr1000 engine in a go-kart... You do it just because you can, and for the grin factor. Since when does there have to be a point to it all, lol !!!
Now a gixer kart, that actually looks like fun!!!! Or the VTR Lawn mower on top gear.

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Old 11-14-2013, 08:01 AM
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NHSH, I'd take it for the practicality of it. I'm always fretting about how high the ground clearance is on the SH and would like something that I have to change my routes based on speed bumps in the area... Plus I hate wearing my helmet and pants all the time and this one demonstrably shows that you don't need to!
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Old 11-14-2013, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by VTRDarren View Post
It's akin to putting a gsxr1000 engine in a go-kart... You do it just because you can, and for the grin factor. Since when does there have to be a point to it all, lol !!!

gixxerKart: (skip ahead to 1:00)
gixxer kart gsxr 1000 - YouTube
I don't mind experimenting new things, actually I'm all for it, but that specific one is just that, the gixer kart is something else totally, would love to try that for sure!!!
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Originally Posted by 7moore7 View Post
NHSH, I'd take it for the practicality of it. I'm always fretting about how high the ground clearance is on the SH and would like something that I have to change my routes based on speed bumps in the area... Plus I hate wearing my helmet and pants all the time and this one demonstrably shows that you don't need to!
With the power on this one, I would still wear a helmet
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