World Fastest Motorcycles Arrived On The Salts Of Bonneville.

scootergrubb1Racers and their machines arrived in Bonneville for the 10th Anniversary 2013 BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials. During 6 days (August 24-29), conditions of the salt being good, they are going to try to put their names in the record books of motorcycle land speed records. Not doubt that by the end of this coming week the American Motorcyclist Association will have clocked numerous provisional record-setting runs in classes featuring everything from 50cc mini-bikes to 2,000cc-plus purpose-built top-speed machines.

scootergrubb2One battle that should bring a lot of attention is the run for the outright land-speed record on two wheels. Two streamliners are currently registered, the BUB No. 7 Streamliner that will be piloted by AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer and seven-time AMA Grand National Champion Chris Carr and a Triumph streamliner with AMA Pro Racing road racer Jason Disalvo at the controls. Both Carr and Disalvo will have their eyes on the current record, 376.363 mph, set by rider Rocky Robinson and builder Mike Akatiff in 2010. Carr is a former world record holder, running 367.382 mph in 2009.

bub7The last bastion of pure motorcycle racing without any commercial interference is one of the most respected events. The amount of effort, investment, practice and teamwork that goes into just a few seconds of time at speed on the track is amazing to behold. Although It’s not every year that conditions are perfectly right for a record run, I bet that new records will be achieved. More information at American Motorcyclist Association. (photography Scooter Grubb courtesy to Cyril Huze)

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7 Responses to “World Fastest Motorcycles Arrived On The Salts Of Bonneville.”


  1. 1 BobS Aug 25th, 2013 at 10:11 am

    I’m waiting to see Laura Clock pilot the “Helping With Horsepower” bike built by high school students in NY. Great effort by a great group, best of luck!

  2. 2 Devil's Plaything Aug 26th, 2013 at 11:07 am

    I’m waiting to see Brian Klock. He’s piloting a Triumph Trike that is a hum dinger….

    His daughters, Erika and Karlee are trying to break 200mph as well as their mother, Laura on a Triumph 675R.

    Good Luck and Safe week to all!

  3. 3 RJ Aug 26th, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Sending a big congrats to Jody Perewitz. She is officially in the 200 mph club. Way to go girl!!!!

  4. 4 cooldaddy51 Aug 26th, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    The Triumph streamliner is definitely poised for the record. Fantastic looking machine. Good luck to them and the rest of the entrants at this years event.

  5. 5 Gary France Aug 26th, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    It has been too windy here at Bonneville most of the time over the past two days for the streamliners to run. Crosswinds above 4 or 5mph mean they have to wait for calmer periods.

  6. 6 BobS Aug 27th, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    The Pine Bush Helping With Hresepower Academy, Lloydz Motor Works, and Laura Clock have broken a record! Awesome job to all those kids!

  7. 7 David King Aug 28th, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Great group of people on the salt. Wish I could be there…one of these days.

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