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Old 23 June 2008, 22:08   #1
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Amazing Daihatsu

I would love this - and it's road legal..............

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Gas-Turbine-Je...d=p3286.c0.m14

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Old 24 June 2008, 02:33   #2
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Mm... I think "Road legal" is stretching a point... "Legal" when the turbine is covered up and treated as a "load" and not the propulsion....
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It sounds ideal to me - an engine of less than 1 litre must be cheap on tax and fuel but you have an extra 2,000hp on tap when you need it!!!
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It sounds ideal to me - an engine of less than 1 litre must be cheap on tax and fuel but you have an extra 2,000hp on tap when you need it!!!

Yes I think the words 'useable power' should be factored into this discussion somewhere, I mean have you ever seen a Daihatsu doing Mach 2 ? Its probably the only project Chuck Jaeger ever turned down
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Old 24 June 2008, 17:42   #5
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I feel a "darwins Award" moment comming on !!


Codders would that Daihatsu not fit straight in the back of your RIB

who needs shallow drive ?


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Stop giving me silly evil ideas!!!
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Another turbine powered goody...

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That motobike is insane but low end acceleration is probably useless. Throttle control is a major problem with turbines.

The 1st ever turbine car was a Rover built in 1950 - they went on to use one in Le Mans in the 60s. Towards the end they were managing almost 20mpg!!!
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That motobike is insane but low end acceleration is probably useless. Throttle control is a major problem with turbines.

The 1st ever turbine car was a Rover built in 1950 - they went on to use one in Le Mans in the 60s. Towards the end they were managing almost 20mpg!!!
I read an article on the Y2K bike a couple years ago that said the throttle has a HEAVY lag. On the order of 3-4 SECONDS between hand motion and engine response!!!

You almost have to be able to see the future to ride the damn thing! LoL!
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Nah .. for me that fits into the .. 'oh what else can we stick a gas turbine into' category.. For bikes .. this one is insane

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