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A Very Fast Electric Motorcycle Ride

Paul Thede now sits atop the pile of wannabes as “the fastest man in the world on an electric motorcycle.” Thede went over the top and broke the 200 mph mark (well past his previous record of 173.338 mph) at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. The new record is now 206.080 mph, or at […]

Killjoy Mining Issues Ruining Fun at Bonneville Salt Flats?

The BlueRibbon Commission is trying to make sure that the Bonneville Salt Flats stay salty, and the group is leaning on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to keep their end of the bargain to protect the iconic motor racing destination around for a few more decades. Over the last few years, the Bonneville Salt […]

300 MPH On a Convention Motorcycle? That's Cranking It On

Back in 1907 when Glenn Curtiss set an unofficial world record of 136.36 miles per hour, on a 40 horsepower V8-powered motorcycle he designed and constructed himself, he may have been the only man to envision that someone would come along and top 300 mph on a conventional machine. No one managed to break Curtiss’ […]