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Awesome electric bike sets records

If you think electric motorcycles are quiet and dull, listen to this university-made racer as it heads off to set speed records at the UK Straightliners Land Speed meeting at the weekend.   View this post on Instagram   197mph silent assassin. Four new FIM world records, electric motorbike – 197mph GPS speed (unfaired), waiting …

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Former racer Guy Martin’s licence a fake?

Former Isle of Man TT racer, motorcycle daredevil and TV presenter Guy Martin has pleaded not guilty to having a fake driving licence. What! The man who broke the speed record for riding an Indian Scout (above) around the Wall of Death and crashed while attempting to break the 400mph speed barrier in a Triumph streamliner doesn’t have …

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Guy Martin crashes in speed attempt

Guy Martin has crashed in tricky course conditions at the Bonneville Salt Flats in pursuit of a 400mph Triumph Motorcycles Land Speed Record attempt. With clear sun and virtually no wind, rider Guy Martin set off from mile marker 9 to record his FIM-required certification run. Setting off smoothly, Guy was making good power in …

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Guy Martin primed for 400mph attempt

The sun is out at Bonneville today (September 17, 2016) and Guy Martin is set to attempt a world land speed record for motorcycles and possibly break the 400mph (643km/h) barrier. The Larrikin TT racer and TV presenter will pilot the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner on the famous Bonneville salt flats in an attempt to beat the current 376.8mph (605.697Km/h) record, set …

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Riders ignored in footy finals fever

Aussie riders are in the hunt for two world speedway championships this weekend, but you wouldn’t know it, because the media is myopically focussed on footy finals. As racing legend Guy Martin once said on Facebook: “I have nothing against football. It just seems very wasteful losing two hours of my life to watch 22 …

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Guy Martin set for the world record at Boneville in a Triumph streamliner

Guy Martin set for 400mph attempt

Triumph Motorcycles has set dates in mid-September for Guy Martin to attempt a world land speed record for motorcycles and possibly break the 400mph (643km/h) barrier. The Larrikin TT racer and TV presenter will pilot the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner on the famous Bonneville salt flats in an attempt to beat the current 376.8mph (605.697Km/h) record, set in 2010, …

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Guy Martin set for the world record at Boneville in a Triumph streamliner

Guy Martin aims for 400mph record

Larrikin TT racer and TV presenter Guy Martin is finally getting a crack at setting a new land speed record in a Triumph streamliner motorcycle on the salt flats of Bonneville, USA. In testing this week for his tilt at breaking the record of 376.363mph (605.697Km/h), set in 2010, the TT Legend has piloted the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner to 274.2mph (441.2km/h). That makes …

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Guy Martin Wall of Death speed record

Guy Martin breaks Wall of Death speed record

Guy Martin has broken the speed record for riding the Wall of Death on live TV in the UK riding a specially prepared Indian Scout. The former Isle of Man TT racer and TV presenter was the second pick behind Charley Boorman by Motorbike Writer readers in an online poll last year to replace Jeremy …

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Matt Le Blanc joins Top Gear

Matt LeBlanc adds motorcycles to Top Gear

Former Friends star and motorcycle fan Matt LeBlanc is the new addition to the reformatted Top Gear in the wake of Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond leaving the BBC show. Matt has long been a motorcycle fan and when asked by BBC Top Gear Magazine for his favourite drive, he said: “Going through …

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Injured Guy Martin hopes for 400mph tilt

Although Guy Martin signed himself out of hospital just days after breaking his back in an Irish road race, Triumph has postponed the Isle of Man TT racer’s tilt at a new land speed record on the salt flats of Bonneville, USA, until next year. Guy broke his back in the Ulster 150 last week and signed himself out of hospital on …

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