Custom Steam Engine-Powered Motorcycle Looks Straight out of a Sci-Fi Fantasy
In 2014, Netherlands-based custom motorcycle shop Revatu Customs unveiled the Black Pearl, an utterly unique creation that looks like a cross between a motorcycle and a locomotive. The showpiece vehicle, which is named after Jack Sparrow’s infamous pirate ship, is powered by a functioning steam engine, with a rear wheel driven by a large crankshaft.
The one-of-a-kind motorcycle is perfect for steampunk enthusiasts or just fans of cool-looking rides. Although the Black Pearl may look impressive, however, riders are more likely to enjoy a leisurely pace than an adrenaline-filled race–the motorcycle travels at top speeds of only 5 miles per hour.
Above: Photo by Marc Quinlivan