How's Your Cotomer Sevis, Mate? The Rapom V8

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Just a note to those tempted to call or IM Jalopnik to order one of these V8-powered bikes. Don't bother. There's only one, and we had nothing to do with it. But in a similar vein as the US-built Boss Hoss V8-powered bikes, a UK-based engineer built an even madder eight-banging two wheeler. It's the Rapom V8, powered by an 8.2-liter V8 that's been topped with a roots-style blower. Running pure alcohol, the setup can produce well over 1,000 hp, which — as points out, is five times more than that of the world's fastest production bike, the Kawasaki ZZR-1400. [Thanks to Craig for the tip.]


Britain's most powerful motorcycle, the Rapom V8 []

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Ok so lessee...

The radiator is facing sideways, so no air is blowing directly ON it meaning at idle it will overheat in about 5 seconds.

You have to lean over the HOTTEST part of the engine to steer the bike... which time you're staring at the shiny back of the blower instead of the road ahead.

As ugly as it is, at least the Dodge Tomahawk looks like it's rideable without chronic burns and imminent potential for impalement or crashing.