Hayabusa is world's fastest road bike

Fastest Busa, bog, shed, trolley and trike

The fastest road-registered motorcycle on the planet is a Suzuki Hayabusa Turbo that hit 271.821mph (437.453km/h) for flying 1/4 mile. The record was one of many set at the recent Straightliners Autumn Top Speed Weekend at Elvington Airfield, North Yorkshire, including fastest toilet, shed, trike and shopping trolley. Even though the ‘Busa is road registered and …

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Prototype bid for motorcycle speed record

Prototype bid for motorcycle speed record

French rider Katy Calmon will bid for a FIM 500cc motorcycle land speed record on a prototype motorcycle at a disused English RAF base this weekend (15-16 September 2018).  Katy aims to break the 1km record of 103.913mph (167.233km/h) with the prototype bike based on a Ducati 999R. Her bid will be part of the Straightliners Autumn Top Speed …

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World wheelie record speed smashed

Flying Dutchman Egbert van Popta has set a new world wheelie record of 213mph (342.8km/h), smashing the previous record by 4mph (6.4km/h). Egbert had to hold his bike in the wheelie position for a kilometre at the fastest speed as you can see in the above video produced by Take van Popta. He had stunned …

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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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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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Kevin Scott and his monowheel 'Warhorse' (photo Andy Menzies)

Wacky wheels line up for speed records

The recently crowned world wheelie champion will bid for British and world speed records along with an 8000cc bike, a monowheel motorcycle, a motorised shed and a jet shopping trolley in the UK this week. The unlikely line-up will be taking part in the Straightliners automotive event at Elvington Airfield near York until Sunday September 19. …

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