How Do You Make An Old-school Steam Engined Bike Faster? Simple, By Strapping On A Jet Engine At The Back For More Thrust Of Course

The Rocketman strikes again, this time on two-wheels instead of four!

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We see some crazy stuff on YouTube these days, but this video by Robert Maddox, a.k.a the Rocketman, is simply on a different level as it features a steam-powered motorcycle with a jet engine strapped on to its back. Intrigued? Well, read on to find out more.

The Project

How Do You Make An Old-school Steam Engined Bike Faster? Simple, By Strapping On A Jet Engine At The Back For More Thrust Of Course
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Robbert Maddox aka the Rocketman has taken things to the next level and strapped a jet engine behind a steam-powered motorcycle!

This project started out as a steam-powered motorcycle from the 80s and it’s still in its early phases, according to the Bob.

One look at it, though, and the bike looks simply bonkers. The whole motorcycle is stock, with no changes whatsoever except for the jet engine strapped behind with its exhaust extending over the rider’s head. It’s actually pretty oddly placed right behind Robert, and can be seen changing colors on the go as it gets hotter, which only makes us respect the Rocketman even more.

How Do You Make An Old-school Steam Engined Bike Faster? Simple, By Strapping On A Jet Engine At The Back For More Thrust Of Course
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Once fired up, the engine can be seen changing colors as Bob opens the taps

Coming to the video, Robert takes no time to start the jet engine and build the initial momentum from the pedals of the motorcycle. Once on the move, the jet engine takes over, and the thrust keeps the bike going for a good minute or so.

Now, unlike your expectations from a jet-engined bike, this one doesn’t blast off into the horizon at crazy speeds. Instead, it keeps going at fairly legal speeds.

How Do You Make An Old-school Steam Engined Bike Faster? Simple, By Strapping On A Jet Engine At The Back For More Thrust Of Course
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Plus, to make things a little more practical, the huge pipe, which can be seen shooting flames, will be positioned under the rider’s leg rather than right behind

However, Maddox plans to bolt on two such engines on the motorcycle, which should help the bike cross 60mph. Still not fast enough to rattle your bones, but surely enough to UP your adrenaline levels. Oh, and if the speed doesn’t excite you, the insanely loud jet engine sound surely will!

The Future

How Do You Make An Old-school Steam Engined Bike Faster? Simple, By Strapping On A Jet Engine At The Back For More Thrust Of Course
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Wanna watch this insane build in action? Then, simply swipe up.

The whole project will take proper shape in the near future and Maddox will make a dedicated video explaining all the things, something we can’t wait to watch.

Till then, all you can do is enjoy this short but joyous video of Robert enjoying his build on an open road.

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