Nothing says “I’m a turn of the century tough guy like a steam powered chopper”.This Came to us via

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

revatu2 (1) revatu3 revatu4 (1) revatu6