Glenn Brittian built a hydrogen peroxide powered rocket motorcycle that will reach 400 mph in the quarter mile and offered it for sale on Ebay for $27,000. Gerd Habermann Racing brought it, but we don’t know the final purchase price. While 400 mph is a bit quicker than the average production bike, it’s still a long way from the record. Set in September 2010, Rocky Robinson went 605.697 mph in the Top Oil Ack-Attack Streamliner, slightly edging out Chris Carr in the BUB Lucky 7 Streamliner the year before (591.244)
As for this yellow road runner, don’t expect to see it carving up the Dragon anytime soon. It’s one of those bikes that only looks good going from stop light to stop light. In fact, that’s about as far as you’re going to be able to go, the way it gobbles up its hydrogen peroxide fuel, but at least you’ll own those lame ass Busa’s who think they’re the schiznit!
This was lifted from Gizmag.com
Brittian’s rocket motorcycle is powered by a dual nozzle rocket engine providing a design maximum of 3500 pounds (15.6 kN) of thrust. When running at that thrust it eats about 30 lb (14 kg) of fuel every second, sucking the fuel tank dry after the few seconds of a quarter-mile drag. The rocket engine uses high-test (80-98 percent pure) hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide does not burn when used in a rocket engine, but passes by a catalyst that makes it decompose into water and oxygen. The water released is converted into steam at about 1100° F (870° C), which then exits through the nozzle producing thrust.
It has become nearly impossible in recent years to buy high-test hydrogen peroxide (in the United States sales to the public have even been banned by the Department of Homeland Security), so it is often concentrated by various methods. As the concentration process is perhaps more dangerous than handling and using hydrogen peroxide, it is not to be undertaken lightly.