Bonneville Salt Flats Speed records

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by ian .at.bendigo, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. Anyone know how to access archives of records , I Googled but came up with
    zilch . My birthday pressie was tickets to see "The Worlds Fastest Indian" I
    would like to see details of his runs .
    Cheers Ian K.
    ian .at.bendigo, Apr 28, 2006
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    Rod Bacon Guest

    Rod Bacon, Apr 28, 2006
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    Beefhooked Guest

    Beefhooked, Apr 28, 2006
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    justAL Guest

    Still amazes me that no one has broken his class record yet. I would have
    thought that S/F record would have been broken by at least 20-30 mph by now.

    justAL, Apr 28, 2006
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    James Harvey Guest

    Yeah it is pretty surprising. Maybe someone will set out to do it now
    with all the publicity from the movie.
    James Harvey, Apr 28, 2006
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    atec77 Guest

    I have a suspicion the class is no longer around
    atec77, Apr 28, 2006
  7. Striesand/Frank?
    Pisshead Pete, Apr 28, 2006
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    Toosmoky Guest

    Depends on the requirements for that particular class I'd reckon. Maybe most
    modern bikes won't go into that class for one reason or another...

    Either way, getting a vintage 600cc Scout to run that fast without forced
    induction is a feat even the late, great John Britten might've shook his
    head at the thought of...
    Toosmoky, Apr 28, 2006
  9. Thanks Rod and Gary for the links.
    ian .at.bendigo, Apr 29, 2006

    George W. Frost, Apr 30, 2006
  11. Got a copy of the movie......................Burn Street??
    George W. Frost, Apr 30, 2006
  12. Anyone had a 'close' look at some of the records?

    I recon the most amazing record is the one for 50cc motorbike....
    121mph (195Kmh). With a bit of research you'll find it was a moped
    (appropriately named 'Quickly') engine with a Wankel (re: rotary engine in
    reverse) supercharger at 45lb boost. The record was set in 1956 and no-one has
    even come close to it since.


    '84 Yamy XT600, Still goin' strong! (home of the Australian Cobra Catamaran)
    Stan Blazejewski, Apr 30, 2006
  13. Your name sure spells it Timmy
    go back to your deadly treadly
    George W. Frost, May 1, 2006
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    Gary Woodman Guest

    My guess is, the major reason being, no one cares any more. That class just isn't
    interesting in the days of big-bore multis with their modern gimcrackery. His
    record may stand for as long as records are kept.

    Gary (great movie all the same)
    Gary Woodman, May 9, 2006
  15. Apparently something to do with changing the specifications of
    'streamliners'. Have to be feet forwards or something now.
    Pisshead Pete, May 9, 2006
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