Felony Customs: A Harley Model Jet Bike from the Thoughts of Bob Maddox


In case you’ve by no means heard of PulseJet engines, you’re in for a deal with – suppose ‘larger is best,’ however in a high-volume, low-specific impulse, static combustion type of manner. 

… and sure, it appears simply as insane because it sounds. 

Robert Maddox's PulseJet-powered GoKart. Media sourced from Maddox's website.
Robert Maddox’s PulseJet-powered GoKart. Media sourced from Maddox’s web site.

The idea of PulseJet engines is under no circumstances new; with the primary idea being patented again in 1917 (through Wikipedia) and a great quantity of navy weapons showcasing the tech since, it’s been a great century of untamed souls having fun with the “maintain my beer and watch this” aesthetic that comes with PulseJet propulsion. 

Proper consistent with the wildest of them is Robert (Bob) Maddox, a Youtuber in love with PulseJet energy who additionally occurs to be the mastermind behind the modded Harley-style Jet Bike that went up for public sale final yr. 

Robert Maddox's Harley-style Jet Bike. Media sourced from Maddox's website, all rights reserved.
Robert Maddox’s Harley-style Jet Bike. Media sourced from Maddox’s web site, all rights reserved.

Based on Design Increase, the bike construct was revealed on Bob’s Youtube in 2011, a undertaking which the designer says took him 8 or 9 years. 

“The motorbike can run on common gasoline with an octane score of 87 and is claimed to be able to sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in 5.0 seconds,” explains the report. 

Robert Maddox's Harley-style Jet Bike. Media sourced from Maddox's website, all rights reserved.
Robert Maddox’s Harley-style Jet Bike. Media sourced from Maddox’s web site, all rights reserved.

“Greater than 10 years after it was constructed, the spectacular Harley Davidson-inspired motorbike turned up at Mecum (discover extra right here) as a particular characteristic in a January 2023 public sale.”

With an estimated beginning value at $25,000 and the bike presupposed to have offered for $15,400, we are able to’t assure the recognition of PulseJet energy for future bike builds – however man, what a trip. 

Robert Maddox's Harley-style Jet Bike. Media sourced from Maddox's website, all rights reserved.
Robert Maddox’s Harley-style Jet Bike. Media sourced from Maddox’s web site, all rights reserved.

In case you’re eager on loopy dudes residing life to the nines, make sure you take a look at Bob’s web site and his Youtube channel, the place the person spends his time chucking PulseJet energy at something from land velocity bikes, to Go Karts, skateboards, and – the one video that made him go viral – a Rocket Three-Wheeler. 

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Godspeed, Bob.

Robert Maddox's Harley-style Jet Bike. Media sourced from Maddox's website, all rights reserved.
Robert Maddox’s Harley-style Jet Bike. Media sourced from Maddox’s web site, all rights reserved.

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What do you consider PulseJet energy? Drop a remark under, and as ever – keep secure on the twisties (or possibly simply don’t go close to twisties in the event you’re driving PulseJet).

*Media sourced from Bob’s web site*