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Street legal ZZR1400 clocks 215mph!

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Williams' 'slightly modified' ZX14 clocked 215mph

AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE speed junkie, Chad Millholland, clocked an amazing 215mph on Greg Williams' street legal, nitrous-charged ZX14 (ZZR1400 to you and me) at Maxton USA earlier this month.

The machine is owned and prepared by Gregory Price Williams, proprietor of Hyperbike Performance Centers - www.hyperbikecenters.com

Greg says on his website:

"Our 2007 season closing event turned out great. We headed to the Maxton Mile with one intention. We wanted to surpass or knock on the door of the East Coast Timing Association's MPS/F/1650 class record which was held by Charles May: a top speed record in the mile of 215.67740 MPH set in 2006 aboard a Suzuki Hayabusa. I knew it was going to take an experienced Land Speed veteran and we found that in Chad Millholland. Chad gladly answered the call. Hyperbike Performance Centers LLC, covered all of Chad's expenses and had him come on out to the Maxton Airport to pilot Inferno down the former runway. We built, tuned, designed and prepped "Inferno" at my shop: Hyperbike Performance Centers. KWS Motor sports built our 1450 CC race motor which was built to run strong on motor and nitrous something a full stroker motor cannot do. We wanted an everyday rider which could gobble up some nitrous when needed."

But before you slap a nitrous bottle on your ZZR and head straight for the M25 - oops - I mean local airfield, just check out the list of modifications Greg's made to his superfast Kawasaki.

Power:KWS repaired OEM and fully built 1450 CC ZX-14 motor. MTC: Dual stage lock-up clutchBarnett extra pressure clutch kitRCC: ZX-14 quick access clutch coverPipercross "race" filterHPC reed block off platesFull titanium exhaust systemVP "Import" Race FuelNGK CR10EK Spark PlugsAir intake modeMagnetic drain plug

Drive:Pingel Air ShifterDynojet Quick-ShifterEK DRZ ChainVortex SprocketsBST Carbon Fiber WheelsMichelin "Richies Tires" Power Race "soft"Mobil One MX4T 10W40APE Manual Cam Chain Tensioner

Electronics:

Power Commander PCIIIPower Commander: Wideband CommanderPower Commander LCD "display"Dynojet hubDynojet Quick shifterSchnitz Racing Timing Retard and Nitrous Window SwitchYellow BoxGI-ProDyna: Shift LightDual Custom electric fanGorilla AlarmMPS Kill Switch

Controls:

Vortex Rear setsGalfer Wave rotors package front / rearGalfer braided linesGalfer HH pads front/rearISR clutch/brake master cylindersMuzzy's 4" over swing arm w/bottle bracketOhlin's custom rear shockMuzzy's lowering linksGPR steering damperSchnitz Racing lowering strapHotbodies Racing Windscreen

Cosmetics:

HPC custom paint red/black themeScreen inserts in plasticsExtreme Graphics under tail, front and rear turn signals, side panelsHPC spec drag seatPro-Grip Tank Protector Auto trim by Design graphics package "nose"Roaring toyz Mirror block-offsBike Bolts "black bolt kit"

Mmmm. Maybe I'll just settle for 186mph instead

Photo credit: Greg Williams

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