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Description

Special trains are used to create a more open feeling, with no sides and special restraints.

First

Booster Bike

Oldest

Booster Bike

Newest

Dinosaur Mountains

Manufacturers

Vekoma, Intamin AG, Zamperla

A motorbike roller coaster is a type of steel roller coaster trains introduced by Vekoma. The unique feature of a Motorbike coaster is the trains, wich are side-less and have unique restraints. They are typically modeled after motorbikes, but jet-ski and horse-shaped trains also exist.

HistoryEdit

VekomaEdit

Vekoma were the first manufacturer to produce a Moterbike coaster, with their Moterbike Coaster model line. The first installation was the Booster Bike at Toverland in the Netherlands, opened in 2004. A second, Velocity opened at Flamingo Land (United Kingdom) in 2005.

Motorbike Seating

The Vekoma model line has a single 9 car train, wich is hydraulically launched into a twisting layout. Riders sit upon a motorbike, with special restraints, allowing free upper-body movement.

Vekoma demonstrated this concept using NoLimits, and is included as a track style in the commercial version of the software.

IntaminEdit

Intamin AG was the second manufacturer to come up with a motorbike roller coaster design. Their design utilises drive tires to launch its trains. Three installations exist: The first two of which are located in Australia, and the latest installation is in Denmark.

ZamperlaEdit

The Zamperla Motocoaster consists of a train of six cars instead of nine, but they are set up similarly, two seats side by side per car.

Zamperla's coaster uses a flywheel launch instead of a hyrdraulic launch system. The standard track layout is a 3-layered figure 8.

In 2008 2 MotoCoasters were installed in the United States. The prototype is at Darien Lake near Buffalo, New York.

Pony Express Knott's Berry Farm, Buena Park, California, in a twist on the once famous Motorcycle Chase of Indian Motorcycles on a Steeplechase roller coaster, now sports a Zamperla Motocoaster styled as horses.

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