Thursday, January 26, 2006

Rocket Bike

The Rocket Bike designed by Tim Pickens looks like it could be a lot of fun for those days when you want to go a bit faster than what your Vespa can handle.

How it Works:
1. A toggle switch on the battery pack arms the ignition system.
2. The left-thumb button sends power from the battery pack to an igniter on a model-rocket motor inside the rocket engine, vaporizing the roofing-tar fuel so it can burn.
3. The right-thumb button keeps the nitrous oxide flowing (and the rocket lit) as long as it's pushed.
4. The left brake lever regulates the flow of nitrous and throttles the rocket.

Maybe someone out there can talk to Tim about putting this on a Vespa, and get back to us?

Link via gizmodo.

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