Created by Tim Pickens, this bike is equipped with “200-pound-thrust engine capable of blasting him from 0 to 60 miles an hour in five seconds.” Video of his latest version after the jump.

…fast enough to beat a Porsche in a drag race. In fact, the rocket bike employs the same hybrid rocket technology as the suborbital spaceplane SpaceShipOne, whose propulsion system Pickens helped design. In place of synthetic rubber fuel, however, the bike uses ordinary roofing tar. To ignite it, Pickens placed a model-rocket motor inside the engine

[via PopSci]

Created by Tim Pickens, this bike is equipped with “200-pound-thrust engine capable of blasting him from 0 to 60 miles an hour in five seconds.” Video of his latest version after the jump.

…fast enough to beat a Porsche in a drag race. In fact, the rocket bike employs the same hybrid rocket technology as the suborbital spaceplane SpaceShipOne, whose propulsion system Pickens helped design. In place of synthetic rubber fuel, however, the bike uses ordinary roofing tar. To ignite it, Pickens placed a model-rocket motor inside the engine

[via PopSci]