Mark Sanderson is a skilled enthusiast from Carlton in North Yorkshire, UK, who has taken his passion for steam engines to a whole new level with his latest creation: a steam-powered motorcycle. Built entirely by himself over the course of five years, the motorcycle is a stunning example of Victorian engineering with a Steampunk design twist. What makes Sanderson’s motorcycle truly unique is its homemade steam engine, something that is rare to see in the world of steampunk-style motorbikes.
According to Sanderson, the boiler of the motorcycle is a 4″ Foster design, while the engine is all homemade using parts from a small Petter diesel engine. The end result is a professional-looking motorcycle that is both aesthetically pleasing and fully functional.
The motorcycle is a brute of a machine, with a large chimney that could potentially interfere with forward visibility. However, this doesn’t seem to be a concern for Sanderson, who recently took his creation out for a test drive, proving that it’s not just a stationary engine.
The world is certainly richer for having skilled enthusiasts like Mark Sanderson who are able to bring their visions to life in such an impressive way. With his steam-powered motorcycle, Sanderson has created a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that can take its place alongside any of the other custom-made steampunk motorbikes out there.
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