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Old Jul 29th 2017, 12:17 PM   #1
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The current world record holder for the fastest motorcycle Rocky Robinson is headed down to Bolivia today to Salar de Uyuni the pristine worlds largest salt flats to beat his own record of 376MPH with an official top speed of 394MPH.

Salt conditions the best they have ever had with a new world record setting track length of 20 miles and almost no wind.


the bike will/can do it, and Rocky is ready. if the mechanical side holds up within a few days the record should be locked up for about 30 years.

Few other big names on sit down bikes are also headed down. Some very high numbers are expected.

wish him luck
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Old Jul 29th 2017, 02:03 PM   #2
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Hate to think what would happen if he got any form of tankslapper at those speeds. Ouch!
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Old Jul 29th 2017, 06:28 PM   #3
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Hate to think what would happen if he got any form of tankslapper at those speeds. Ouch!
Issues happen, its part of the game, look at Guy Martin in the Triumph who had steering issues we warned them about, their bike goes nuts at 200mph and then he broke through and salt conditions left him way to slow.

Your seating laying down on your back and what seat there is contains dry ice and water for the intercooler.

Bike runs 2 factory custom Hayabusa engines they build to spec per the teams request. Basically they are the stress testers for that engine. They run around 35 lbs of boost which may change with the custom turbo they had built for the 10,000' elevation. Should make 1100+ HP to the rear tire. Bike does not even hook up until the top of third around 290 ish MPH. It has a wicked powerband

The problem arises from engine failure which throws weight to the front wheel unloading the rear tire and the rear comes out at speed. You can only hope to get the chutes out at that point. Wind and wet salt has caused the rear to come out at over 300 resulting in the worlds fastest crash which Rocky walked away from because he got the chutes out keeping the bike from tumbling sideways.

The old members here remember when he dumped it testing without skins trying traction control and the bike and Rocky were screwed up around a 100 mph resulting in a shoulder bones being broke against the harness/belts and the upside down impacts. Knee tendons shredded from the leg restraints.

Robinson and the Ack Attack go down hard!

Anyone who thinks its a matter of pinning it and shifting gears is sorely mistaken. At speed he is going a mile in 9 seconds. Last year we lost the co driver in his own streamliner when Sam Wheeler lost control at 200 mph and the wreck was fatal when the bike came apart.

Lucky for Rocky this is the only streamliner with a full protective cage for the driver. These are the pros. As Rocky states every person who has tried has wrecked trying so its best to be prepared. The record on average only increase 5mph from previous records every ten years.

The competition not running at this event have bikes that are 200 mph bikes they are pushing to 350 ish speeds unsafely. Rocky's bike is the only true 400-450 mph bike that exist.
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Old Jul 31st 2017, 05:29 PM   #4
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Rocky is on the salt and says the track looks amazing. best track he has ever ran.

Says they will make a pass in 2 days and there still getting things ready.
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Old Aug 6th 2017, 04:00 PM   #5
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They did a shake down run today and hit 358 mph

Says they had engine issues which were addressed, bike is ready for a record run tomorrow.
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Old Aug 7th 2017, 10:50 AM   #6
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Al Lamb is the first to officially record a new world record in Bolivia! He went 266 mph on his Honda CBR1000


Sit down bike, flat moving!
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Old Aug 7th 2017, 11:26 PM   #7
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Good luck on breaking the record.
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Old Aug 8th 2017, 08:55 AM   #8
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Rocky did not break any records in Bolivia. He hit 378 mph and blew the intake manifold off the engine during that run, he also shredded a tire and overshot the runway by a 1/4 mile. Event is over.

However a new "real" sit down record on a gsxr 1000 was recorded.

Extremely proud of client Ralph Hudson and his Ironwood Racing Land Speed, @xonarotor turbocharged, @turbosmarthq Wastegated, @injectordynamics fueled, @motecusa M400 Engine Managed, Carpenter Racing Engined, Suzuki GSXR1000, who has provisionally set a new AMA/FIM speed record of 284 miles per hour in the measured mile and 285 miles per hour in the Kilo at the Top 1 Land Speed Racing Challenge at Salar De Uyuni Salt flats in Bolivia. His impressive exit speed of 289 miles per hour is also a provisional record pending ratification by the AMA/FIM. Hats off to Ralph and his team and thanks again for letting me play with your awesome crotch rocket!!
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Old Aug 8th 2017, 08:32 PM   #9
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That's still a nice try by Rocky. Congrats on GSXR team!
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