Bill Warner becomes the first person to break 300 mph on a motorcycle

There’s a saying that records are always meant to be broken and Bill Warner recently proved that in scintillating fashion.

With a high-powered Suzuki motorcycle, the resident of Wimauma, Florida used the Loring Timing Association Land Speed Race as the site of his record-breaking run, becoming the fastest man on a motorcycle with a top speed of 311.945 mph.

What’s more impressive than Warner breaking the record at such a sprightly age is the fact that he completely blew away the existing record of 273.356 mph with relative ease.

The event was organized to host a number of record-setting attempts, but none came in a more convincing fashion than the way Warner blew past the existing mark, even if the attempt brought some certifiable danger to it. It certainly goes without saying that breaking 300 mph on a motorcycle presents certain dangers, including the ability to keep the bike in control at such high speeds. "The bike was bouncing, hopping, skipping and sliding," Warner said. "Needless to say, I got it stopped safely. It was a little scary."

Congratulations to Warner for his record-setting achievement. Just goes to show that with a lot of hard work, coupled with some luck, any record can be broken on any given day.


Source: Bangor Daily News

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  (473) posted on 08.2.2011

The speed performance of the motor bike is quite an impressive! I wonder if they have customized the engine of the Suzuki motorcycle?300 mph really is a lap time breaking record on this ride.

  (594) posted on 08.2.2011

WOW! That’s quite an impressive figure! I wonder on which is the fastest.. the Mclaren 12C or this vehicle? BTW, no doubt that Suzuki is a high speed performing vehicle and that’s the reason why they stay in the lime light for a long time!

  (142) posted on 07.23.2011

I would fly right off that bike at that kind of speed!

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