What is the fastest production motorcycle in the world? That’s a question that’s way up in the air right now thanks to cutting edge technology and a renewed quest for speed. Many motorcycle manufacturers have their entries into this category, but one nonmotorcycle manufacturer may have them all beat.
The Jet Bike Returns!
Jay Leno is a famous comedian known for his late-night comedy show and his obsession with everything automotive. This obsession includes motorcycles, so in his famous garage, Jay Leno has a bevy of high quality bikes, but none of them are quite as unique as his MTT Y2K 320RR.
This motorcycle produces 320 horsepower out of a turbine engine! That’s right, it’s a jet-powered motorcycle. It has a claimed top speed of 227 mph, which made it the fastest production bike in the world—in 2000. Now, the Y2K has a lot of competition.
Kawasaki has released the H2R, a supercharged monster that produces 310 horsepower and has an estimated top speed between 206mph and 249mph (Kawi is having problems finding a test rider willing to take the machine to its max.) Lightning Motorcycles has also release an electric motorcycle to compete for those top honors as well. Its LS-218 has been clocked at 218mph and its new model is expected to go faster. What is MTT to do? Build another bike of course!
Marine Turbine Technologies has announced that the Y2K will have a successor. The MTT 420RR will boast 420 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque! That is insanity in a segment of the motorcycle market that has already gone bananas. Will this new bike be up to the challenge Kawasaki and Lightning Motorcycles have thrown down? The motorcycling attorneys at Metier Law Firm can’t wait to find out.