Salt Flats

  • Motorcycle or suitcase? Polestar’s SLR salt lake RACER prototype.

    Motorcycle or suitcase? Polestar’s SLR salt lake RACER prototype.

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    Ever thought about putting in some high speed runs on Bonneville Salt Flats? Chances are you weren’t thinking about doing it on something like this; Polestar’s SLR concept. We like to showcase the weird and wonderful of the motorcycling world – and while the Polestar SLR is weirder than most, we thought it was well…

  • Max Biaggi set to challenge ELECTRIC motorcycle SPEED record.

    Max Biaggi set to challenge ELECTRIC motorcycle SPEED record.

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    Max Biaggi is teaming up with Venturi and Voxan, in an effort to set a new electric motorcycle speed record. The six-time world champion and current Moto3 team boss will be riding the Voxan Wattman in an attempt to break the 330kph barrier, on Bolivia’s famous Uyuni salt flat next summer. The current record for…

  • CUSTOM Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 tops 150mph at Bonneville

    CUSTOM Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 tops 150mph at Bonneville

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    In the hands of 18-year-old Cayla Rivas, Royal Enfield’s new Continental GT 650 has been taken to 241kph (150mph) at Bonneville Salt Flats – exceeding the bikes previous best by over 30kph (18mph). Royal Enfield has had a crack at demonstrating the potential of its new twin-cylinder 650cc engine – participating in the Bonneville Motorcycle…

  • VODKA-powered Yamaha XS850 sets new SPEED RECORD at Bonneville

    VODKA-powered Yamaha XS850 sets new SPEED RECORD at Bonneville

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    Montana-based Montgomery Distillery has set a new record average speed of 113mph at the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials – on a custom 1980 Yamaha XS850 which has been converted to run on recycled-vodka. The XS850 custom was hand-built by the distillery’s owner Ryan Montgomery – who reportedly began planning for the event last winter after…

  • Kawasaki Ninja H2 breaks WORLD RECORD at Bonneville

    Kawasaki Ninja H2 breaks WORLD RECORD at Bonneville

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    A team of Kawasaki engineers and test riders set a new speed record at this year’s Bonneville Speed Week on a Ninja H2 – with an average speed of 209.442 mph (337.064 km/h). Team 38, entered its Ninja H2 into the P-PB 1000 class (for production models with supercharged engines up to 1000cc) – and…

  • Indian Motorcycle and Lee Munro aim for 200MPH at Bonneville

    Indian Motorcycle and Lee Munro aim for 200MPH at Bonneville

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    The great-nephew of legendary Land-Speed record holder Burt Munro is set to return to Bonneville Salt Flats aboard Indian’s “Spirit of Munro”. And he’s got the 200mph barrier in his sights. Indian Motorcycle has announced that Lee Munro will attempt to break 200mph at Bonneville Salt Flats this August. With the support of an Indian…

  • VIDEO: BMW S1000RR tops the record for fastest BMW motorcycle

    VIDEO: BMW S1000RR tops the record for fastest BMW motorcycle

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    At Mike Cook’s Top Speed Shootout in Bolivia, the Hunter Sills Racing team has taken its modified BMW S1000RR to new heights – walking away with an official speed record (pending FIM ratification) and an unofficial speed record of 229mph. The HSR had a good trip to Bolivia – breaking the record for the fastest…

  • World’s fastest woman motorcycle record holder survives 343mph crash

    World’s fastest woman motorcycle record holder survives 343mph crash

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    Women’s motorcycle land speed world record holder Valerie Thompson survived a horror crash in Australia on Monday when her streamlined bike crashed at 343mph. Thompson was going for the overall two-wheel record of 376mph during the World Speed Trials on Lake Gairdner when something went wrong during her run and the bike fell onto its…

  • Burt Munro Bonneville Salt Flats Tee from Indian

    Burt Munro Bonneville Salt Flats Tee from Indian

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    Indian Motorcycles has just announced its new long-sleeved tee, which pays homage to Burt Munro’s 183.59mph record on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Cool right? For more information, visit: www.indianmotorcycle.eu

  • Triumph opens its new factory visitor experience

    Triumph opens its new factory visitor experience

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    Triumph Motorcycles has opened the doors to an immersive new Visitor Centre that will allow fans to go behind-the-scenes and journey through its 115 years of motorcycling history. The new Triumph Factory Experience tells the full story of the iconic brand and showcases Triumph’s historic and modern achievements in design, engineering, racing and popular culture.…

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