Well, this is a scary part about motorcycles, specially the ones above 1000cc. They are fast, and we mean FAST, but they don’t feel that way. Do a 1-2-3 gear change on a standard Hayabusa and you will likely hit 200km/h in few seconds. Well that’s why Bill Warner built himself a turbocharged Hayabusa with roughly 650HP. Becoming the fastest men on two wheels, Bill managed to speed up to 502.027km/h (311.945mph) in just 1.5 miles! An unofficial record, but still bloody fast…and it still looks nothing special…d@mn.
All this happened at the former Loring Air Force Basen in Limestone, Maine.
“Today here at Loring we came to do some racing,” Warner told the Bangor Daily News. “We were lucky enough to get a clean pass early this morning. The wind was down. We became the first motorcycle to go over 300 miles per hour.
“The big part of it, after the speed happens, is trying to stop the bike. Here at Loring Air Force Base, there is a mile shutdown to slow the vehicles down and I used every bit of it. The bike was bouncing, hopping, skipping and sliding. Needless to say, I got it stopped safely. It was a little scary.”