Saturday, 31 December 2011


Here on Stranger Blog we don't ususally feature motorbikes because of their extreme size, but this one is an exception. Not primarily because of its size, but because it looks so cool.
 "For most people, Hayabusa and ZZR1400 are more or less sufficiently powerful. Not for the UK-based Nick Argyle though, who probably thinks normally-aspirated, 1400cc, 190bhp inline-fours are for pansies. Which is why he’s built his own motorcycle – powered by a supercharged, 8.2-litre V8 taken off a monster truck.Called the Rapom V8, Argyle’s bike runs on pure alcohol and packs more than 1,000 horsepower. It weighs more than 500kg, so power-to-weight ratio isn’t nearly as good as a new GSXR1000 or R1, but acceleration is still phenomenal – the Rapom goes from zero to 100km/h in less than three seconds, and does the quarter-mile in less than seven seconds. Madness…"

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