Kawasaki Ninja H2R Sets Public Roads On Fire By Reaching 226.5mph!
We all know that the Kawasaki Ninja H2R is a crazy motorcycle, designed specifically to set racetracks on fire. But New Zealand’s Scott Wilkins took this beast of a motorcycle to the 2022 Timed Speed Event hosted by the Landspeed New Zealand Association.
The result? An all-new national landspeed record of 226.5mph (362.5kmph) with a two-way average speed of 222mph (358.4km/h).
Harley Davidson Sportster S Sets New Endurance Speed Record
How Far Can You Wheelie? How about the 37.75 miles of the Isle of Man TT course?
Wheelie? Sure, we can all do them. In a straight line and for a few seconds. But how about taking on the most fearsome circuit in the world on your back wheel: 37.75 miles of the Isle of Man TT course over almost two hours. Think it’s easy? Well, watch this and then let’s talk!
Max Biaggi Sets New Electric Bike Land Speed Record
Voxan Wattman: Strange Name, Blistering Speed
Guy Martin’s Motorcycle Land Speed Record Attempt Still On Track
Video: 400km/h (248.5mph) on a Kawasaki H2R
Spirit of America Land Speed Record Was initially A Motorcycle Record
Craig Breedlove’s 1963 land speed record attempt in Spirit of America resulted in a new record of 407.45mph. However, FIA rules at the time stated that a vehicle had to have four wheels, with at least two being driven. As Sprit of America was a thrust-driven vehicle and ran on three wheels, it was classed as a motorcycle.
Australian Team Wants To Break Land Speed Record With Radial Engine
Details of a new Australian motorcycle land speed record contender have come to light on social media. The product of a collaboration between three Australian engineering and motorcycle firms, it will use a radical new radial three-cylinder engine. The team hopes to achieve 200mph at the Speed Week at Lake Gairdner in 2022.
Voxan Motorcycles Hits The Salt For A New Speed Record
Electric-motorcycle brand Voxan under the Venturi umbrella sets its sights on a world electric-motorcycle speed record in Bolivia. Slated for a run in August 2020 on the Voxan Wattman, world champion motorcycle racer Max Biaggi was in Monaco taking part in ergonomics testing and 3D scans in preparation for what could be a historic milestone for Voxan and electric motorcycles. Biaggi will attempt to best the current record of 203.58 mph.
Royal Enfield shattered a land speed record on the Continental GT 650
Entering the 650cc twins into the market, Royal Enfield has fulfilled a long-standing purpose of enchanting world customers with its cafe-racer Continental GT 650 and the classic-retro Interceptor which were launched at the 2017 EICMA.
Although late to the party, the bikes are yet to reach showroom floors and will be happening after the EICMA show of Milan in November. After having gathered many eye-balls, Royal Enfield has given us yet another convincing with its stunt of registering a land speed record with the Continental GT ridden by an 18-year-old pretty face during the Bonneville Speed Week.
A 1980 Yamaha at 113 mph running on VODKA
A few months back, we brought you a piece of a motorcycle powered by Patron Tequila. It was John Paul DeJoria’s "special" one-off 2008-2009 Arlen Ness and Victory motorcycle that runs on…wait for it… Tequila.
Another distillery owner has gone ahead and broken a world record with his alcohol powered motorcycle, this time, it with the Russian favorites, Vodka. The bike running on this elixir - a custom 1980 Yamaha XS850 and it an impressive 113 mph at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats Motorcycle Speed Trials on August 26.
Indian and the Spirit of Munro missed cracking the 200 mph mark
Driving the Indian “Spirit of Munro 50th anniversary 2017 Indian Scout” Lee Muro and the team were attempting to crack the 200mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats during the Speed Week earlier this month, for the second time.
Unfortunately, mechanical failures threw both the bike and the rider out of the race and left Lee with some pretty bad burns on his leg that were unable to have recovered. The current record by the Spirit of Munro is 191.286 mph recorded at the previous year’s Speed Week.
Kawasaki Team 38 set a new world record for the fastest Ninja H2
Kawasaki took its Team 38 racing team, and the modded Ninja H2 to a place where the automobile is king and speed is the one true god. A piece of land bordered by mountains, and crusted in fine white granules of salt - The Bonneville Salt Flats International Speedway.
The team has set a new world record for being the fastest Ninja H2 with the official figure of 209 mph. The record run was a part of the Speed Week from August 11th to the 18th, 2018, the same time where speed junkies from all over the world will land on this 10 mile stretch in the pursuit of holding the title for the fastest man and machine.
At 242 mph, this is the record for the fastest BMW motorcycle
In a huge salute to all women riders across the globe, Erin Sills with her team TOP 1 Oil and Hunter Sills Racing (HSR) broke a land-speed record for the World’s Fastest BMW Motorcycle previously held by none other than Erin Still’s late husband, Andy Sills, who set the record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 2013.
Setting a new FIM world record of 229.266 mph, Erin Stills rode on a near-production BMW S1000 RR with aerodynamic aids and engine mods, but still a naturally aspirated machine at the ‘Cook Top of the World Shootout’. She overshot her late husband’s record by eight miles per hour.
Indian Motorcycle attempting to break the 200 mph barrier
Half a century ago, one man from a small town in New Zealand dreamt of setting a land speed record on a 1920 Indian Scout. In 1962 at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Burt Munro’s dream finally came true at the age of 68 and 184.71 mph. This number was finally crossed by Indian on July 16 at the El Mirage 2017 by none other than Burt’s nephew who drove the 2017 Spirit of Munro Scout at 186.41 mph in the MPS-G (Modified Partial Streamliner) 1350 cc class. (Since Burt’s record was on an SA 1000cc class, his record still stands unbeaten in that class.)
Driving the Indian “Spirit of Munro 50th anniversary 2017 Indian Scout” again, Lee Munro and the team is attempting to crack 200mph next week at the Bonneville Salt Flats. The Spirit of Munro Scout bike will undergo small modifications to the intake and fueling while the streamlined body will have minor body adjustments.
Kawasaki’s Team 38 setting up stage to create a new speed record atop the H2
Kawasaki is taking its Team 38 racing team, and the modded Ninja H2 to a place where the automobile is king and speed is the one true god. A piece of land bordered by mountains, and crusted in fine white granules of salt - The Bonneville Salt Flats International Speedway.
The team is there to attempt and set a new world record in a category that has been undisclosed. The record run will be a part of the Speed Week from August 11th to the 18th, 2018, the same time where speed junkies from all over the world will land on this 10 mile stretch in the pursuit of holding the title for the fastest man and machine. Kawasaki has released a teaser video of the attempt this year at Bonneville.