Schnellstes Motorrad der Welt - 591 km/h! BUB Seven gefahren von Chris Carr am 24. September 2009.
Motor: 3 Liter, Turbocharged, Liquid Cooled, 16 Valves , DOHC, 90deg, V-4. The BUB Seven is powered by a custom V-4 engine. This engine is purpose built for motorcycle land speed racing. From a blank sheet of paper this engine was designed for one thing, power the world's fastest motorcycle.
The maximum limit for this land speed racing is 3000cc. The engine also needs to fit in a space 18 inch x 28 inched so part of the initial design is to fit this compact space. The V-4 concept was used for two reasons, one to fit into the packaging and two the unique surface of the salt flats requires a engine with traction control. The engine is a big bang type so that the engine can gain traction then relax and then transfer power with the next power pulse.
BUB 'Seven' is the first streamliner to have a monococque frame built of carbon fiber. A Buck mold was made first out of foam, then a female mold out of fiberglass to lay the skin in. The shell is constructed of carbon fiber and kevlar with aluminum honeycomb. All components of the chassis combine to give 'Seven' its strength. The shell is the frame with FEA analysis for the rigidity and stress testing.
More Infos: http://www.seven-streamliner.com