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67-year-old biker breaks 300 mph on a 2003 Suzuki GSX-R1000


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The engineering brains of Karl Benz. The aerodynamic skills of Wernher von Braun. And the nerves of Chuck Yeager. Meet motorcycle world land-speed record holder Ralph Hudson, who in July 2018 set a new world’s record of 297.970 mph in a two-way average on the Salar de Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia, on a bike he developed himself.


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Superb dedication, I myself autocross Jaguar cars, and have won a total of 38 North America Championships, as well as 5 Fastest Man in JCNA Slalom Competition. I am hoping for 50 before I retire… LOL unfortunately this club has been taken over by 2 men retired from WESTPOINT… They have barred me for life, basically for telling one og them he was a bully… and he is… legal action is now needed to enable me getting back into the groove…OMG… what some people will do for a power trip… Art Dickenson, Jaguar …


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Way to go Art and Ralph ! I concur that bullies have no place in ANY kind of sporting arena much less anywhere else in the world !
Keep the shiny side up !
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#4

This is a great story and partly because it’s a only a liter bike . But tragically, Bill Warner died in 2013 at 285 mph while attempting 300 in a mile on a bike with a 30% larger engine. To me, Ralph Hudson’s record couldn’t get any more amazing.


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Sorry guys Rollie Free is still the man at bonneville. Swim trunks while laying down. Please some one post the pic so the kids can see what "balls out " really means.


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i have that picture somewhere on my computer, thanks for reminding me, as soon as my eyes clear up a little i will make it my screensaver on one computer, and try to figure out how to post it somewhere here.


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LOL, Glad you made it all about you silver007.

As for 300+ mph on a bike…that’s amazing.