Russian engineering: Jet engine & bike combine for epic turbo-charged ride (VIDEO)

Russian engineering: Jet engine & bike combine for epic turbo-charged ride (VIDEO)
A Russian inventor tested his limits by designing a homemade turbo jet-powered bicycle.

Igor Negoda showcased his incredible design, which he dubbed a “jet bike,” during a test run in the Rostov Region last week.

Negoda mounted the 18kg (39lb) thruster onto the back of the bicycle, and added some extra features such as a GPS system to monitor his speed. He also built in tech to watch the engine’s RPM, thrust and temperature.

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As well as mounting various other pieces of core kit such batteries and a power radio receiver to the bike, Negoda carries a mini-fuel tank in his backpack.

The inventor and speed demon first demonstrated the turbo jet’s thrust by clearing the dust and rocks from his surroundings, before taking the jet bike to an open road where he reached speeds of 72kph (45mph).