Gary Rothwell in record wheelie action (photo Steve McDonald).

Wheelie King defends speed record

World Wheelie King Gary Rothwell is set to again defend his world speed wheelie record at the 11th annual World Wheelie Championship set to take place in England in mid-August, 2016. The Liverpudlian set a record of 197mph (317km/h) in 2014 and topped that last year with a run of 209mph (336km/h) for a motorcycle kilometre wheelie. He will be …

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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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Gary Rothwell in record wheelie action (photo Steve McDonald).

Wheelie King sets new world speed record

  The new World Wheelie King, Gary Rothwell of Liverpool, has broken his own world speed wheelie record set just last month. Gary set a record of 197mph (317km/h) at the Motorcycle Wheelie World Championship in August, but last weekend he topped that with a run of 209mph (336km/h) for a motorcycle kilometre wheelie at …

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Triumph Rocket III streamliner

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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Triumph Rocket III streamliner

Guy Martin chases 400mph for Triumph

Quirky Isle of Man TT racer Guy Martin will pilot a Triumph streamliner in an attempt to break the motorcycle land speed record at the salt flats of Bonneville, USA, in August, 2015. The current record, 376.363mph (605.697Km/h), was set in the Top Oil-Ack Attack streamliner in 2010. Guy will pilot a purpose-built, methanol-fuelled Triumph …

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BMW Motorrad sets speed and sales records

  BMW Motorrad is on a high, setting a new speed record at Bonneville and new records with sales. Seven-time motorcycle land speed record holder, Valerie Thompson, rode her BMW S 1000 RR to 208mph (334.74km/h) on the Utah Salt Flats at the 28th Annual World of Speed. Six out of eight of Valerie’s passes were …

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