BONNEVILLE ROCKET BIKE

RICHARD BROWN WROTE: "The video shows run 5 on the salt flats, this was the first run we made averaging over 300MPH, with a peak of 335MPH. Initially you will see the the bike being towed for a short distance followed by a release signal and the tow truck swerving off line, the bike is then coasting at about 40MPH during which time I retract the skids and await the "In zone" signal that tells me I have reached the optimum position relative to the timming traps to ignite the rocket motor, take a look at the speed the mountains in the background are passing by! http://www.jet-pack.co.uk/content.aspx?guid=76abf735-ad51-4212-89bf-85c25d4aa31c

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ROCKET BIKE BONNEVILLE 1999 PEAK SPEED 365 mph
A MINIATURE CAMERA FITTED BETWEEN THE ExhaustS OF A ROCKET POWERED BIKE DRIVEN BY RICHARD (ROCKET MAN) BROWN FILMED AND RECORDED BY LINDSAY DODD http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/188755.stm THE RECORD ATTEMPT WAS UNSUCCESSFUL BUT THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT THE ROCKET POWERED BIKE PEAKED AT 365mph! http://www.billet.co.uk/links.htm MORE INFO HERE AT RICHARD BROWN'S WEBSITE http://www.jet-pack.co.uk/content.aspx?guid=76abf735-ad51-4212-89bf-85c25d4 aa31c The Markers are approximately one quarter of a mile apart





Remote Controlled Rocket Bike
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The fastest bike
The Suzuki GSX1300R, also known as the Hayabusa (隼), is a hypersport motorcycle made by Suzuki. It has a 1299 cc inline-4 engine typically rated between 150 and 180 bhp (110 to 132 kW), and was consistently tested as the quickest and fastest production motorcycle in the world circa 2000 (see Cycleworld June 2000, Performance Bikes June 2000, Sportbike Magazine June 2000, Motorcyclist Magazine June 2000, Bikenet Online, Bike Magazine - UK, May 2000, and others around the world). When introduced for the 1999 model year, the Hayabusa was an unadulterated speed machine. This edge has been dulled only a little in subsequent model years (2001 and later) by an electronic speed limiter when the major Japanese motorcycle manufacturers realized that the power and speed wars among flagship sportbikes would not end and would eventually lead to increased government regulation, an unfavorable public image (due to more fatal accidents or higher insurance premiums), or both. The top speed of all Hayabusa motorcycles since then has been limited by the onboard computer to 300 km/h (186 mph). A stock Hayabusa (with a professional rider) will run a sub-10 second quarter mile with trap speeds approaching 150 mph (240 km/h). Many top speed enthusiasts modify the motorcycle with turbochargers, and turbocharged Hayabusas hold many top speed records, including the FIM 1350cc world record of 252.832 mph (406.894 km/h). This is the fastest timed average (two way) anywhere in the world for an open wheel motorcycle, and the fastest AMA US record for an open wheel bike. During the record pass the onboard GPS recorded 261 mph (420 km/h) as a top measured speed.





1985 - The legendary Henk Vink on his Rocket Bike in Zandvoort
This was 1985, when I watched the Dragraces in Holland.




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