Saturday, September 23, 2006

New Scooter Ride??

Ever dream of riding a two wheeled monster through decreasing radius hairpins, up shoots and camelbacks at speeds in excess of 45mph?

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Nah, me neither.

Apparently, a few folks want to experience the sensation that is motorcycling without actually worrying about cleaning the bike after every ride and filling it up with gas.

Vekoma?s worlds first motorbike launch coaster is in operation. The coaster combines the unique feeling that a motor bike offers with the excitement of riding a roller coaster. The guests will be treated to an exciting launch start, whereby the motors will be accelerated from 0 to 75 km (0-46 miles) per hour in 3 seconds, after which the motors will enter into an exciting track of approx. 600 meter (approx. 2,000 ft.) with a number of camelbacks, a horseshoe element, a horizontal loop and a high speed curve."

Check it out here. Its in German by the way, so you may need to ask your Deustch friends for help or maybe Mr. Google Translator.

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