KillaCycle Racing has just set a new electric motorcycle speed record at Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials – 240.726 mph (387.328 km/h):
“240.726 mph (387.328 km/h) in the flying mile, AMA record, Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials, Bonneville Salt Flats, August 2014 (pending official certification by the AMA).”
Continuing the awareness campaign that hopefully will save lives of motorcyclists on the Tennessee roads.
Rogue and I just got back from a mostly back roads trip to Tennessee, where we attended the West Tennessee Valley Rally. It’s a 4 day motorcycle event, in the western TN town of Morris Chapel. Shiloh Battlegrounds, Buford Pusser’s Home, Pickwick Lake/Dam, Tennessee River, Natchez Trace Parkway, and the Rattlesnake Saloon are all within a reasonable riding distance from the rally location, and give you a lot of options of things to do when you are out in BFE!
While we were there – we met up with Jim “Rebel” Henderson, a Florida transplant to TN. Rebel has been up to some good (this time!!!), and hooked up with MAFT-Motorcycle Awareness Foundation of Tennessee, about 3 years ago. He has been presenting their CSAL course to local high schools, colleges, technical schools, and just about anyone that will listen to the presentation they call – Campaign Save a Life, and invited Rogue and I to tag along to a presentation later that week.
Well done Brian Klock! Brian set a new Bonneville National Land Speed Record on a 2008 Victory Hammer that was modified and made ready to race through the Pine Bush Helping With Horsepower Engineering Academy under the direction of Lloyd Greer of Lloydz Motorworkz in Pine Bush, New York! Two way average of 173.223 MPH was confirmed in the non-faired class they ran in. Read more about the bike, the record, and the program on their Facebook page, at www.bikestarz.org, on the Helping With Horsepower Facebook page, and our Klock Werks Facebook page.
The 2014 Sturgis Rally is over, and with winter on the horizon many face the prospect of parking their bikes until spring. But there are options for those who would like to feel the wind and the rumble this winter. The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® has partnered with EagleRider to present an opportunity for an open-road experience after snow has forced most Northern riders to garage their bikes. EagleRider is offering six Buffalo-Chip-branded tours from Los Angeles, along the coast of the famed Baja Pennisula, to sunny Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Buffalo Chip President Rod “Woody” Woodruff and his wife, Carol, will be guest leaders for the first tour leaving from Los Angeles on Oct. 26, 2014.
“As the Rally winds down each year, I realize so many of my friends had come for the party, but I was so busy that I didn’t have time to spend with them,” said Woodruff. “I want to experience the thrill of the ride, the company of friends and some beautiful scenery, just like our guests do when traveling to the Buffalo Chip each year. These tours seem like a perfect way to have that experience, which is why we partnered with EagleRider to offer Buffalo Chip branded rides. I’m also excited to join this tour because it gives me a real level of comfort to join a ride organized by such an experienced group of riders.”
will offer riders on the Buffalo Chip Baja tours their choice of a new motorcycle, a chase vehicle for luggage, hotel
and more on each eight-day, seven-night tour from Los Angeles to Cabo, as well as on nine-day tours leaving from Cabo and returning to Los Angeles. Each rider also receives a special, custom riding jacket as a souvenir of the ride.
“We chose accommodations along the route for these tours that fit with the culture of the ride,” said Shawn Fetcher, VP of Brand Experience for EagleRider. “The Buffalo Chip rides are all about the camaraderie and experience along the way. We will visit small restaurants, have some margaritas and eat fresh salsa while listening to a local guitar band. By the time the ride ends you will have made some new life-long friends.”
The Baja Peninsula is touted as one of the last frontiers in North America, and it offers a scenic coastal ride on well-maintained highways through small beachside villages and saguaro-riddled desert. The tours are backed by the Baja Tourism Board and bilingual guides are provided.
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Dan Parker got his official FIM Land Speed Record in the 85cc single cylinder 2 stroke cycle car class today at the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials with a two way average of 62.05 MPH! I believe Dan is the first blnid person to set an official Land Speed Record without any other human assistance. Big Congratulations to Dan and his Crew!
Bonneville is over for this year and from what I have been hearing it was a lesson in Patience. Patience for the Salt to dry from the evening rainstorms, Patience for the wind to die down as you are waiting on the salt to make your pass. Patience as you scratch your head because of the multitude of little problems you have with your bike.
In light of all this people did get to make passes and records where broken, Just not by the Bikernet 5-Ball Racing crew. Bandit and the crew of fearless salt junkies dealt with all of the above and are still laughing and joking about the event as they send me photos of all the action at Bonneville.
Yes, Bonneville and Mother Nature Kicked our ass but Bandit is already making plans to attack the Salt next year with his Belly Tank Trike that will be powered by a 135 inch JIM’s Twin Cam. Hopefully 5-Ball Racing will beat the Salt next year instead of the Salt Laughing at them.
Shot on northeastern Illinois country back roads for the release of Analog Motorcycles’ newest creation, the Indian Continental Scout. A completely custom designed and fabricated motorcycle in the vein of a replica racer, featuring an original but hand built 1949 Indian motor and a Track Master frame.
More info at AnalogMotorcycles.com