Speed Record

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Don Vesco and Gene Romero’s 1977 Yamaha TZ750 up for auction

    Don Vesco and Gene Romero’s 1977 Yamaha TZ750 up for auction

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    Gene Romero’s Yamaha TZ750 which he rode in the 1977 AMA SBK Championship is being auctioned on eBay. The machine up for grabs belonged to the ex-racer and Yamaha dealer Donald A. Vesco, who ran the machine for Gene Romero in the AMA SBK Championship. But Don Vesco ‘s real passion was pure speed –…

  • “The World’s Fastest Indian” 50th anniversary to be celebrated with a Bonneville Land Speed record attempt by Burt Munro’s great nephew Lee

    “The World’s Fastest Indian” 50th anniversary to be celebrated with a Bonneville Land Speed record attempt by Burt Munro’s great nephew Lee

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    It’s been 50 years since Burt Munro took his Indian Scout Streamliner to the Bonneville Salt Flats and made history – and to celebrate, Indian Motorcycle is teaming up with Kiwi road racer Lee Munro (Burt Munro’s great nephew) to recreate the historic run on Sunday 13th August. The team isn’t be competing in any…

  • Blind Aussie going for Land Speed record on a Busa

    Blind Aussie going for Land Speed record on a Busa

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    Blind Aussie going for Land Speed record on a Busa. Ben Felten, who is totally blind, is on track to break the Guinness World Record for the fastest motorcycle ever ridden blindfolded. He is also set to be the first blind person in the world to compete at a motorsport event. Australian former Grand Prix…

  • Triumph confirms September date for Land Speed Record attempt

    Triumph confirms September date for Land Speed Record attempt

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    After looking at Monday (yesterday) as a possible first run proper for the Land Speed Record attempt, it’s now mid-September when Guy Martin and the Infor Triumph Streamliner will try to get close to 400mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. This has just landed with us from the USA-side of the Triumph attempt.…

  • Guy Martin Land Speed Record latest: pics from the first run are in – Guy’s verdict on the test: “Spot on”

    Guy Martin Land Speed Record latest: pics from the first run are in – Guy’s verdict on the test: “Spot on”

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    Guy Martin has said that his first ever powered run in the Triumph Streamliner world land speed record machine was “Spot on” and that being out in Utah at the famous Bonneville Salt Flats was, “Lush”. The Lincolnshire lad is undertaking the Land Speed Record attempt in the twin-Rocket III engine powered, 1000bhp Streamliner with…

  • Vintage video: 150mph on a motorcycle – in 1930!

    Vintage video: 150mph on a motorcycle – in 1930!

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    Here’s a bit of a blast from the past: British Pathé video showing Joseph S Wright of Great Britain preparing for his motorcycle land-speed record attempt in Cork, Ireland, in 1930. This was before the days of the famous land-speed record rides in the Bonneville salt flats in the US, where Triumph brought fame to…

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