Bloomington Man Gains Reputation For Building Beer Powered Motorcycle
Ky Michaelson, a renowned inventor from Bloomington, Minnesota, has gained a reputation for his eccentric inventions, including a rocket-powered toilet and a jet-powered coffee pot.
However, Michaelson's latest creation is turning heads for a different reason. He has successfully built the world's first beer-powered motorcycle in his garage, showcasing his creativity once again.
How Does It Work?
The bike's uniqueness lies in the fact that it doesn't have a gas engine. Instead, it is equipped with a 14-gallon keg with a heating coil inside. Once beer is poured into the keg, the liquid is heated to 300 degrees. As the beer exits through the nozzles in the back, it turns into superheated steam, providing the required thrust to move the motorcycle forward.
Why Did He Build It?
Michaelson believes that his beer-powered motorcycle can offer an affordable alternative to gas in today's economy. "The price of gas is getting up there. I don't drink. I'm not a drinker, so I can't think of anything better than to use it for fuel," he said.
While Michaelson is yet to take his invention out on the road, he has already won several local car shows, thanks to the beer-powered motorcycle's unique design and functionality.
How Fast Does It Go?
Ky Michaelson, also known as Rocketman has recently shifted his focus from horsepower to hops power, he remains confident that his motorcycle can achieve speeds of up to 150 miles per hour.
Ky's son Buddy suggested that the liquid used to power the bike could be anything. Nevertheless, Ky plans to test his beer-powered motorcycle on a drag strip soon, before it eventually finds its way into the museum at his house.
"It could be any kind of liquid. It could be Red Bull. It could be Caribou Coffee. It could be anything. But beer. Why not," said Ky's son Buddy.
Although the bike may be more of a boozer than a cruiser, Ky believes that his unconventional creation has set a new standard. While still in its early stages, he is proud of what he has achieved and believes it looks pretty cool.
"We're right in the early stages, but we got it. We got it built, and I think it looks pretty cool," said Michaelson.