Record Motor Cycles Building 2 Machines To Attempt Land Speed Records in 2017

prideofitalytributeto-johnbrittenItalian Roberto Crepaldi founded Record Motor Cycles (RMC) in 2015, and with his team has started the manufacturing of 2 motorcycles that will race the 2.000 cc and the 2.500 cc classes in Bonneville in 2017 (if the Salt Flats are rideable…) The bikes will race in the FIM “Partially-Streamlined” category, (that is a partially faired motorcycle, even in prototype’s form, with fully exposed rider), with for objective to beat the current record by Honda at 264 mph. Top project named “Pride Of Italy” will be raced in the 2500 cc class.

engineBottom project “Tribute To John Britten” will compete in the 2000 cc category. Roberto Crepaldi and John Britten were close friends and in the mid ’90’s they founded the CR&S-Britten Team, winning the 1995 B.E.A.R.S. World Series title, just a few days before Britten’s premature passing.

The heart of the 2 projects is a longitudinal 8 cylinder aspirated engine generating over 400 bhp fitted into a hybrid structure frame with a small footprint. To follow…

12 Responses to “Record Motor Cycles Building 2 Machines To Attempt Land Speed Records in 2017”

  1. 1 Chief Waldo Mar 30th, 2016 at 8:28 am

    Those photos are all of the same motorcycle and rider. Just different colors on each side…

  2. 2 BobS Mar 30th, 2016 at 10:13 am

    The bike looks cool but the rider dressed in an artsy fartsy matching suit is kinda weird.

  3. 3 X HD Rider Mar 30th, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Those are 2 bad ass bikes. How they run fast and straight

  4. 4 Roscoe Mar 30th, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Any reason for front spokes vs. disc wheels?

  5. 5 Woody's Mar 30th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    I’m guessing it’s to facilitate the front brake setup?

  6. 6 JohnnySpeed Mar 30th, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    BobS – Artsy fartsy? How about well designed? That suit is obviously custom made to match the riding position and create as little drag as possible. If you’re spending the money to have it made, why wouldn’t you have it made to match the bike?

  7. 7 Tom Maioli Mar 30th, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    Solid disc not permitted on front wheel per SCTA/ Bonneville rules.

  8. 8 Woody's Mar 30th, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Thx TM ☺

  9. 9 nicker Mar 30th, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    While the “clipped-in” riding position looks vary cool and undoubtedly has aero advantages…..
    What about in the event of a “Get-Off”… would it be something of a rider’s trap…???
    (tear off an arm or leg)

    Just asking.


  10. 10 SIGFREED Mar 31st, 2016 at 6:43 am

    Is Roberto Crepaldi not the dude that built those Terminator-styled X-Wedge muscle bikes?

    Trust the Italians to integrate the riders’s pants into the bike’s graphics – begs the question if it will match the skid mark (in the poor guys pants) that should start to show at around 250mph?

    Longitudinal 8 cylinder – meaning it is 8 cylinders in line (iow to be narrow); as (eg) a V8 can also be longitudinal. Bet is sounds like the Terminator having an eight a side orgy when blown full bore.

  11. 11 Sportman Mar 31st, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Hard to appreciate the bike when you cant see veiws of the engine which is what most peoples main interest is in these bikes. Need more pics people.

  12. 12 burnout Mar 31st, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Will anxiously wait to see it run in ’17.

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