Video: Mike Charlton fires up 500mph jet bike

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Charlton_Test_Fire.jpgRemember the Mike Charlton jet bike? He’s just fired up the engine, including the afterburner, for the first time. Mike hopes “Aslan” will eventually propel him to speeds around 500mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats. A video of the insanity follows the jump.

Update: Mike just uploaded two new videos from his first ear-splitting test run. We’ve added them after the jump.

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Strapping in.

The run down the strip.

  • El Diablo

    What a titface.

  • Unruly Human

    “Hold my beer….”

  • jconli1

    best wallpaper of the week

  • Emmet

    Wait, I count 4 wheels…

  • Alex

    There is only one wheel up front from his other vids, but yeah, it looks like there are two in the back. I dont know if that’s just a temporary thing, or if 3 wheels is a motorcycle by definition?

    It looks like this thing has insane power. His website says he’s doing this for backyard unsponsored gearheads. Love it!

  • Telekom

    I think he needs to invest in 10 pairs of MotoGP carbon brakes and a No Smoking sign.