25th September 2013, 9:23 pm
Following on from Goodwood Festival of Speed in July Richard has been busy talking with potential sponsors and partners. Fingers crossed, he is hoping to make an important announcement within the next few weeks! He has also just returned from Bonneville having gone to watch the Cook Meet and carry out a recce in readiness for the record attempt next year. Unfortunately the Salt Flats were flooded but it still turned into a very productive trip. The hospitality shown by the top American teams, ...
17th July 2013, 12:45 pm
Last week JET REACTION became the focus of much attention at the 20th annual Goodwood Festival of Speed, as part of a major Land Speed Record exhibition featuring machines from the past and present. As the only current British LSR challenger that is tested and ready to take on the task, a huge amount of interest was shown by the public in attendance as well as potential sponsors. Richards previous LSR challenger, the Gillette Mach 3 rocket bike, was part of the same exhibition and added a...
1st July 2013, 10:21 am
Last weekend at the Carole Nash Bike Bonanza in Newark , JET REACTION was seen with its stunning new colour scheme for the first time in public. The machine caused quite a stir amongst the patrons and allowed many to spend time talking with Richard and the team about the project and get a first-hand account of the history, effort and engineering skill that has taken Rocketman to within sight of challenging the World 2-Wheeled Land Speed Record. After the show Richard commented, I was really...
19th June 2013, 12:18 pm
Since its first public outing last month at the Straightliners Event at Elvington, during which two successful mid speed test runs were completed, Jet Reaction has been back to the paint shop and will be unveiled in its new primary colour scheme at The Carole Nash Newark Bike Bonanza, Newark Showground, Nottinghamshire this weekend, 22nd and 23rd June. The next show will be the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July where will be part of a major past/present Land Speed Exhibition. Our Face Book...
23rd May 2013, 11:10 pm
At Elvington Airfield near York on 19th May JET REACTION carried out its first ever public test runs during an event run by the Straightliners Club. Weather conditions allowed for 2 low speed (100mph+) runs which resulted in excellent data collection and gave Richard valuable time in the seat. Competitors at the event and the public showed great interest in the machine and had nothing but positive comments to make. The Discovery Channel sent a crew from their Daily Planet Show to capture the...
15th April 2013, 10:20 pm
The very first public outing for Jet Reaction at Elvington Airfield on Monday 15th April produced less progress than hoped due to strong cross winds gusting up to 40mph. However despite the difficult weather The York Press (www.yorkpress.co.uk) still covered our outing and other media gained material for future features and broadcast. Hosted by The Straightliners (www.straightliners.co.uk/), this regular event offers use of a 2 mile flat air strip to carry out the testing and advancement of...
5th March 2013, 12:29 pm
Jet Reaction continues to stride forward and is now ready for final testing. With the bodywork now fitted the only part remaining is the final coat of paint. Seen here in just primer undercoat this blank canvas is a wonderful opportunity for sponsor colours and logo to complete the job and for far less money than you may imagine! To see more pictures of the fully streamlined 2-wheel missile follow the link below. The body is custom manufactured from carbon fibre, Kevlar reinforced glass...
17th November 2012, 2:18 pm
Fantastic news, our new product sponsor CREATIVE DATA AG have produced a fabulous animation of Jet Reaction blasting across the salt flats. Creative Data have invested a great deal of effort in JET REACTION and have been a joy to work with, real leaders in the art of 3D animation! www.creative-data.de We would also like to thank the GIESING TEAM for the sound used in the animation, another great job done! Dont forget to click on quality 720p HD resolution, use full screen mode, turn up the...
6th November 2012, 8:15 pm
We have a new donations page and if you would like to support JET REACTION please click on this link
18th October 2012, 6:23 pm
Just bought the bike back from the paint shop at Coles and Blackwell, now fitted with the nose cone and other aero detail the build is fast approaching completion! Just painted in primer for now whilst we continue to search for a title sponsor, this is a great opportunity for a company to dictate the final color and paint scheme, could be a can of drink or cosmetics, a bar of chocolate, a can of oil, a fantastic bill board for almost any product! Big thanks to team member Neil Gilfillan for...
28th September 2012, 6:06 pm
Just a quick update to mention we have added a couple of cracking pictures on the Jet Bike page taken during our recent testing at RAF Benson, if it looks this dramatic now just think how good Jet Reaction will look with full bodywork and your company logo? http://www.jetreaction.net/jet-bike
3rd September 2012, 4:29 pm
An aerodynamic analysis of Jet Reaction has recently been carried out by Huddersfield University in conjunction with Jet Reaction. The investigation and report was compiled by Taimoor Asim and supervised by Professor Rakesh Mishra - Big, Big thank you to them for their considerable effort and valuable support.. When designing a vehicle to travel at very high speed, although aerodynamic principles are incorporated at the initial concept, it is essential to verify the principles applied. The...
1st July 2012, 10:45 am
Jet Reaction is now up and running! The jet bike and team have just completed 6 low speed passes at RAF Benson. These initial trials carried out with minimal bodywork fitted confirm that with only a few minor adjustments Jet Reaction will be ready for higher speed runs as it continues its journey to the record books. Check out the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TJrwuLnUDo&feature=youtu.be .
7th February 2012, 1:57 pm
Many thanks to Jim Drury at Reuters Science who filmed our first test of Jet Reaction. He put together the cracking video interview you can see below. Lets hope potential sponsors are taking note of the mounting publicity we are getting even at this early stage. http://reut.rs/wlOxOU
28th January 2012, 2:12 pm
Rockey Robinson who currently holds the 2 wheel Land Speed Record, has written a great article for Motorcycles USA about Richard Brown and his new attempt on his record with Jet Reaction. http://bit.ly/zC7yVa
27th January 2012, 4:21 pm
It was cold and windy when the trailer carrying Jet Reaction was positioned at the Rocket test site in Westcott. Just when we were about to take the covers off the rain started driving down. Fortunately that passed within the hour and preparations began for the test firing. The covers came off, the fuel went in and a load cell was attached at the rear to measure thrust. The camera crews positioned their cameras and we all took cover a safe distance behind the bike. That is except for Richard...
4th January 2012, 1:41 pm
Engineering and Design magazine, Eureka, have published a story on the Jet Reaction http://www.eurekamagazine.co.uk/article/Default.aspx?articleid=39242&img=0 Really please to see the interest building.
28th December 2011, 4:22 pm
We have recently uploaded a wonderful clip that beautifully captures Richards previous adventure at Bonneville. Hope you enjoy it! http://youtu.be/HPhWPj4YbhM
25th December 2011, 6:49 pm
Just wanted to write a quick note firstly to say Merry Christmas to everyone and thanks for following the Jet Reaction project in 2011! And Secondly to say many thanks to Robin Hague from New Scientist and Rob Waugh of the Daily Mail who wrote fantastic articles about the Jet Reaction mission you can see here and here. At this stage publicity is one of the vital components to the project, while we pulled the funding together to build the bike getting it to the salt flats of Utah (or...
13th October 2011, 11:00 am
Welcome to Jet Reaction. Richard Brown who achieved a one way 2 wheel World Land Speed fastest pass at Bonneville Salt Flats is leading a return to claim and break the current world record. This new Project has a clear Objective: To secure an absolute world land speed record for motorcycles using thrust power. Target speed : two way average in excess of 400mph, peak speed approaching 450mph.