Set on November 7th this new record surpasses the one set by the pilot last year: 285kph on the airfield of Interlaken, Switzerland.
Its bicycle Kamikaze V is the creation of the engineer Arnold Neracher which under the name Exotic Thermo Engineering develops since the 90s speed record rocket bicycles!
The Kamikaze V runs on hydrogen peroxide (H202) and features three thrusters for this record!
Although the acceleration is hard to imagine, the braking phase is equally dangerous with only four jaws – a little weak to stop a rocket!!
Supported by the Paul Ricard race track, Exotic Thermo Engineering finally got a track to match its ambitions; here are some figures 0 to 100kph in 1.1secondes and 300kph in 4.1 seconds with a 3.1g max thrust! It takes more of a jet fighter than a “bicloune”... The maximum speed is reached in only 250 meters!
And to make it visually eloquent, a F430 Scuderia starts with the Kamikaze from the grid but quickly finds itself way behind the rocketman!