Special trains are used to create a more open feeling, with no sides and special restraints.
A motorbike roller coaster (sometimes called a boosterbike 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.
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.
Intamin was the second manufacturer to come up with a motorbike roller coaster design. Their design utilizes 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.
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Zamperla was the third manufacturer to come up with a motorbike roller coaster design. Their product, called the "MotoCoaster" uses a flywheel to launch the train.
|Types of roller coaster|
|Track materials||Hybrid • Steel • Wooden|
|Scale||Kiddie • Family • Hyper (200+ feet) • Giga (300+ feet) • Strata (400+ feet)|
|Train configurations||4th Dimension • Bobsled • Flying • Inverted • Motorbike • Pipeline • Side Friction • Spinning • Stand-Up • Suspended • Winged|
|Track layouts||Figure 8 • Out and Back • Wacky Worm (Big Apple) • Wild Mouse|
|Multi-tracked||Number of tracks: 2 (twin, möbius) • 3 (triple) • 4 (quad) • 6 (sextuple)|
|Style||Mine Train • Water (liquid) • Virginia Reel|
|Situation||Enclosed • Indoor|