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!
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
aa31c The Markers are approximately one quarter of a mile apart
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.