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December 4th, 2012, 09:07 AM   #1
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pretty cool stuff....I hope he does it





Former two-time now retired World Superbike champion James Toseland will attempt to break the official world motorcycle land speed record in 2014.


The current record is 376.363mph (605,697 km/h) and is held by Rocky ‘Rocketman’ Robinson and Toseland who was forced to retire from motorcycle racing due to a career ending wrist injury, will try beat that record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in September 2014.





The British rider has teamed up with the University of Derby and development of the machine development will be led by former GP and TT sidecar racer, Alex Macfadzean who held the first British bike land speed record of over 200mph.





I am hugely excited about this record attempt but I’m under no illusions as to how difficult it will be. I’ve been racing motorcycles for most of my life but this means learning a completely new technique in order to pilot the motorcycle streamliner,” said Toseland speaking at the University of Derby. “The team involved with the project are amazing and really know their stuff, so I know I’m in safe hands in terms of the development. We’ve been in discussions about this for several months, but at the University of Derby’s workshops I sat in the cockpit of the machine for the first time, so it now all seems very real. If successful, this will be a fantastic personal achievement but also a great accolade to bring back to the UK.”





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December 4th, 2012, 10:26 AM   #2
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Good luck to him.
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Awsome, i hope they get it done.
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That would be something if one showed up in Bonneville.
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He''ll spend the preceeding weeks/months doing asinine radio promotions, organising impromptu appearances of Crash throughout the state of Utah, then finally on the day, resplendent in his George Cross leathers -end up on his arse within the first 200 yards or so.
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December 6th, 2012, 11:36 PM   #7
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He''ll spend the preceeding weeks/months doing asinine radio promotions, organising impromptu appearances of Crash throughout the state of Utah, then finally on the day, resplendent in his George Cross leathers -end up on his arse within the first 200 yards or so.

Without google - I seem to remember him doing that a Silverstone (or Donny) in the rain in 2008?





He was on the Tech 3...





I like him, I would love to see him get it and hold it for a while.





DIY - his band sucks.
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Good luck to him.

How can you wish him luck? According to your other post the world is going to end on the 21st of this month, so unless he gets a move on, it's not going to happen





Seriously though, good luck to him, I hope he can do it. It's a hell of a speed he's got to beat, I hope nothing goes wrong for him, I doubt any form of leathers or protection would save you at speeds anything like that.
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are they going to make it a left hand throttle,
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