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Man’s homemade steam-powered motorbike will reach 60kph

This steam-powered motorbike looks incredible, and it really works, too.
  • This steam-powered motorbike was built by a YouTuber
  • It can reach speeds of 60kph
  • The bike has a range of 15 kilometres before it needs to be refilled

Published on Feb 13, 2024 at 7:04PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Feb 15, 2024 at 8:36PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

This man has built a steam-powered motorbike that can reach speeds of up to 60kph.

Whilst many people are focusing on electric and hydrogen fuelled vehicles these days, it’s interesting to see a new steam-powered vehicle getting made.

However, this is definitely a one-of-a-kind build, so don’t get your hopes up about scooting down to the shop on one in the near future.

READ MORE: The world’s biggest steam tractor from 1905 has been rebuilt

This delightful oddity is the brainchild of YouTuber @Lexa_Romantik, and – as his username suggests – he has a penchant for more romantic methods of transport, vehicles from times gone by.

Who doesn’t love seeing a steam train, right? There’s just something about them.

But if you’re looking for something a little more up to speed, China’s own Hyperloop has broken its own record hitting more than 623 km/h.

What’s more, this new UK train is sustainable because it runs on human waste.

So, what’s not to love about a steam-powered motorbike?

This unusual beast has a whole host of pistons that drive it, and looks like something straight out of a steampunk film.

The range is pretty impressive, as the boiler can hold 27 litres of water, meaning it can go 15 kilometres without a refill.

The maximum speed of this incredible machine is 60kph, which is more than fast enough to be driven on most city roads.

Does that make it the perfect city runabout?

Perhaps not.

Does it make it the coolest vehicle you’re likely to see this day?

Probably.

But this Tesla Cyberquad for kids that’s now available in Europe could be.

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