If you think Bonneville's crazy then take a look at these mad bunch of Swedes racing on ice!
AFTER BELIEVING he recently attained the World Record for the fastest motorcycle on ice last week at a claimed 148.7mph, British stunt rider Craig Jones will be gutted to find out his record has already been beaten by a Swedish-built turbocharged Suzuki Hayabusa.
Reports sent to Visordown from the organisers of Speed Weekend - a Bonneville-type event held on ice - are that the record was beaten by a Swede riding a 300bhp machine, which now means the record stands at 153mph.
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Where is the proof of this Hayabusa record?
Posted: 12/05/2009 at 16:49
This hayabuza was not turbocharged on the ice but now it is
This event is the flying kilometer, you have 1 kilometer to get your speed up and then you have 1 kilometer that they measure your average speed on and then you have a brakezone.
And the measure method is with photocells so it´s pretty safe.
here is the results from the speedweekend in funäsdalen.
The 11-12 of july this summer it´s going to be a speedweekend on tarmac at halmstad airport so look at www.landracing.se for more info
Posted: 12/05/2009 at 19:06
I was in Funasdalen (-: but even people who raced there have never seen a timeslip for their runs or understand how the timekeeping was organized or how the windspeed was.
Not that i say that a Hayabusa can not go quicker than a Buell (-:, but what I have seen in Funasdalen was not impressing (including 2000 HP Funnycars who go 159 km/h and a Ford Transit who is now recordholder in his class with less than 80 km/h) me at all.
The idea of that event is great, but to declare records it needs to have a clear transparence how to come to the result.
On Craigs record we used two independent GPS systems and have a full documentation including onboards.
But anyway, icespeedrecord rulez! (-:
Posted: 12/05/2009 at 20:30
This was the first event, it can and will be better for every time it be arranged.
The transit was john elwood that took his car when he didn´t manage to get hes bike over the finishline (no serious competition)
The Hayabusa was a average speed and what i could see you have a topspeed so it is some different record.
But the main thing is that all of the drivers and audience had a really good time
I think this could be a great event next year!
Posted: 12/05/2009 at 21:28
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