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    Off the scale Awesomeness: BMW boxer engine powered twin rotor hoverbike

    This is BMW engine modification on a whole different level. What you see is a hoverbike. No scienece fiction, the real thing. Twin rotors are framed around an 1170 cc BMW boxer motor that was sourced from an R1200 BMW bike. The hoverbike is made out of carbon fiber and weighs 231 pounds. Maximum takeoff weight is is 595 pounds with a calculated maximum altitude of 10,000 feet. Pricing is said to be aimed for the $40,000 range but clearly there is a lot to work out here before we can all start riding our hoverbikes to work. Specs and details below.

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    Engine: BMW R1200 1170cc

    Compression Ratio: 12.0:1
    Range: 92 miles at 92 mph
    Top Speed: 172 mph
    Ceiling: 10,000 feet
    Fuel capacity: 30 liters
    With secondary tank: 60 liters

    What was a BMW motor used? Well, here are some reasons:

    The modern generation of BMW motorcycle engines offer the home builder a great deal:

    Air cooled
    No complicated sensors to work around
    EFI
    Dual ignition
    Bolt-on gearboxes available (Rotax or Autoflight)
    No need to alter the innards at all.
    Over 100hp without modification

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    Wow, Cool.
    With earplugs I guess.
    Now let's see it without the straps...
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    "roads? where we're going we dont need roads"

    $$ 40k? Ill take it! it will pay for itself in gas saved from sitting in traffic- think about it, no lights, EVER, redlight? just go over top..

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
    "roads? where we're going we dont need roads"

    $$ 40k? Ill take it! it will pay for itself in gas saved from sitting in traffic- think about it, no lights, EVER, redlight? just go over top..
    Until you fall off...

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    This looks like those Starwars hoovers.

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    You guys have heard of the martin jetpacks right?

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    Other people eat shit and die.

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    Yes, seen it. But this bike is way cooler than that jetpack, should they ever get it to work properly
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    ^bike is way cooler and more practical in terms of parking. I can't park a martin jetpack without worrying that someone might run off with an engine. This seems a bit more feasible with today's standards. I can totally see Starwars Ep I races coming up...

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    You can even store / park it on it's side. Would hardly take any storage room.
    I want one allready.
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    No $#@!in way!


    I'm so glad to be alive in this day and age.

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    Epic.
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    Keep on jealousing.

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    this thing is dope !
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