Marine Turbine Technologies has been the brain behind fitting a helicopter engine on a street legal motorcycle, resulting in the world's most powerful production bike - MTT Y2K Superbike. The first generation Y2K was powered by a Rolls Royce-Allison gas turbine engine that developed 320 hp and 576.2 Nm of torque. It clocked a record breaking 365.3 kph. The Y2K had its name etched in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most expensive production motorcycle ever and the second Guinness title that followed was that of the most powerful production motorcycle. All MTT motorcycles are produced in house by its engineers and manufacturers, and not many vendor items are used in the bikes. The generations that followed the Y2K all carried the same standard features, along with a larger swing arm, Pirelli Diablo 240 rear tyre, increased fuel capacity and with a better cooling system. This new generation, the Y2K 420RR, packs an unbelievable 420 hp!
The Y2K 420RR (Race Ready) has a Rolls Royce Allison – 250-C20 Series Gas Turbine for an engine that makes 420 HP @ 52,000 rpm and 677.9 Nm of torque. It gets two gears that can be switched between by a button that probably says 'fast' and 'dangerously fast!'
The fairing is made of carbon fibre and the fuel tank capacity is 34 litres with a 6-litre reserve, not like someone who buys this will care about fuel efficiency.
Under the specifications on their official website, MTT have said that the top speed of the motorcycle is "faster than you will ever dare to go!" and we don't blame them - what does one expect from 420 angry horses under the seat. However, the power figures suggest that it would definitely cross the 400 kph barrier.
MTT is also working on a three-wheel version of the 420R, which is being prepared for a customer in Mumbai. While there is no price quoted on the MTT website, it does say that the 2017 Y2K 420RR will be a limited production, of course! Expect it to be priced at £150,000 (approximately over Rs 12.58 crore).