£350,000 helicopter engined motorbike wants to break own world record

Straightliners will host its usual May speed event in 2016 but this year it will stretch to a week. There will be speed events at Elvington, North Yorkshire and Pendine in South Wales. At these events participants and spectators will see some of the most powerful motorbikes and cars in the UK in action. They may even be some weird and wonderful four wheel vehicles including mono wheels and two and four wheel jet vehicles as they all attempt to break British, European and world speed records.

Zef Eisenberg & his turbine bike in action at Straightliners Events Pendine Sands speed event 2015 (photo Becci Ellis)
Leading the charge at Elvington will be Guernsey business man Zeff Eisenberg on his world record breaking £350,000 helicopter engined MADMAX Turbine motorbike. It is the world's fastest turbine powered motorbike reaching 233.5 mph over a standing mile in May 2015. The reason for this considerable investment is the Rolls Royce turbine, which requires specialist tools, attention, safety and care. Zeff, a 43 year old father of two, and his team took four years to design, build and get to where it can set or break world speed records. As well as the turbine bike the 'MADMAX Race TEAM' has produced a range of other unique vehicles and bikes and their is funded based of Zeff's previous business success. Speaking about the work of the team he said "I get a lot of pleasure out of creating crazy machines that deliver in the real world. We don't make anything just for looks - Vehicles that looks great and deliver results - is our goal!"

Also present at Elvington will the the ubiquitous 'Fastest shed in the world' driven by designer / builder from Oxford Kevin Nicks. You can see Kevin and the shed in action here https://youtu.be/zr5mP_OanOU

While Straightliners make great efforts to have it's events open to all, this event is regulated by the Auto-Cycle Union (ACU). To compete for a national record participants must hold an ACU licence, pass official scrutineering and be a Straighteners Events member. For those not going for records they do not need an ACU licence but they just need to sign up for this event as it is open to all bikes, cars, mono-wheels and three wheelers. Sign up for Straighteners membership here https://www.straightlinersonline.co.uk/membership.html

The dates are as follows:
  • Elvington Airfield, North Yorkshire 14th May 
  • Pendine Sands, Wales - 21st & 22nd May
Participant entry fee per day is £150 and an extra machine per day is £50. Discounts are available for multiple day entries. People should go to this link to enter as a participant for any of the Speed Week events https://www.straightlinersonline.co.uk/events/category/64-speed-week.html

Media enquiries to worldreachpr@gmail.com


· Team MadMax Turbine powered carbon (streetfighter) motorbike fully road legal &
· Road registered
· Rolls Royce Allison C20B Shah Turbine from an Augusta 109 Helicopter providing 540hp/480lb1t@ 6000rpm. Runs on regular Diesel/Xerosene/Jel-A
· Bespoke ECU Motec solution with auto-engine start and power/accessory/sensor controller with digital LCD dash, with DOT LED light headlight and rear lights ·
· Bendix helicopter FCU (fuel control unit)
· Handmade steel form shaped and ceramic coaled with additional heat shield
· Handmade single speed Fl carbon fibre high torque clutch and bevel gearbox specially made to cope with 1000lbft of torque!
· Handmade one off aluminium box frame.
· Handmade one off aluminium box design, with concentric swingarm allowing greater anti-squat to keep the 1ronl wheel down under hard acceleration.
· Marzocchi RAC-SO BSB superbike race forks with one off springs and set up, with one off designed step down CNC triple trees.
· Hand made carbon fibre, with satin finish
· Front wheel & brakes: I 20nO/l 7 BST Carbon wheel and special 6 pot black anodized ISR mono block callipers on twin 320mm discs
· Rear wheel & brakes: Special high torque 240/40/18 BST Carbon wheel and mini 6 pot alloy ISR monoblock on a 320mm disc. Running Conti Race attack custom 240/40/l 8 Race tyres.
· Handmade carbon fibre with satin finish.
· Hand made carbon / Kevlar tank with ballistic bottom covering the turbine, holding 32 litres.
· 233.5 mph over a standing mile – Elvington Airfield, North Yorkshire, England May 2015
· The world's fastest turbine powered motorbike