• Video: 400km/h (248.5mph) on a Kawasaki H2R

  • Before the Run Is he praying or taking a photo?
  • 400km/h in 26 seconds The wind pressure is immense at that speed
  • Osman Gazi Bridge, Turkey Straight and empty, it still must have seemed awfully narrow at that speed
  • Turkish Record Set by a Turkish multiple world champion in Turkey
  • Small Team, Big Achievement Kawasaki said the top speed was 380km/h. Sofuoglu went 400km/h!

Kenan Sofuoglu on the Osman Gazi Bridge in Turkey

When the Kawasaki H2R came out, the makers claimed a top speed of 380km/h (236mph). World Supersport champion Keenan Sofuoglu reckoned he could get 400km/h out of one. Here’s his attempt.

400km/h on a Kawasaki H2R

It’s a mind-boggling number: 400km/h or 248.5mph and it was achieved by multiple World Supersport champion Kenan Sofuoglu on a road bridge in Turkey. What’s more, it took him only 26 seconds to reach that incredible speed.

Video: 400km/h (248.5mph) on a Kawasaki H2R
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400km/h in 26 seconds
The wind pressure is immense at that speed

This is the video of that attempt and, while it might look easy going as fast as possible in a straight line on an empty bridge, it must have been anything but, given by his reaction when it was over.

Video: 400km/h (248.5mph) on a Kawasaki H2R
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Turkish Record
Set by a Turkish multiple world champion in Turkey
Harry Fisher
Harry Fisher
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Born and raised in England, he has lived in South Africa with his family since 2002. Harry has owned examples of Triumph, Norton, BSA, MV Agusta, Honda, BMW, Ducati, Harley Davidson, Kawasaki and Moto Morini motorcycles. He regrets selling all of them.  Read full bio
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