USAirways737 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1026 posts, RR: 1 Posted (10 years 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1463 times:
What an idiot. Not only did he get arrested, get a ticket for going 140mph over, but also set the MN record for fastest ever caught speeder. I hope he loses his license for life, thank god he didn't kill anyone.
"The bike was moving nearly twice as fast as Loney's airplane. After about three-quarters of a mile, the biker slowed to about 100 mph and let the other cycle catch up. By then Loney had radioed ahead to another state trooper, who pulled the two over soon afterward.
The State Patrol officer arrested the faster rider, 20-year-old Stillwater resident Samuel Armstrong Tilley, for reckless driving, driving without a motorcycle license — and driving 140 miles per hour over the posted speed limit of 65 mph."
PROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1392 times:
You know what would have been a real problem? If the biker had wiped out at 205 mph with a pizza strapped down on the seat behind him, it would have required an expensive DNA analysis to determine what was the biker, and what was the pizza.
"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1167 times:
This is what happens when your balls are bigger than your brains.
That's why here in NE Ohio we call them "crotch rockets."
We had a guy go flying off one of these at the Bratenahl curves on I-90, a couple of years ago... He was wearing a helmet, but at nearly 200 mph that didn't do anything for his neck. People said his body went 30 feet in the air - not counting the distance traveled along the ground.
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1095 times:
I'm watching Two Wheel Tuesday on Speed Channel and the host talked about this in the opening, and his comment was that the only way a Honda 1000 could do that kind of speed would have to be with some NOX bottles. He mentioned how $1 Million+ MotoGP bikes are just now breaking 200 mph, and he highly doubts the actual speed this bike was doing. 125 mph or so, yes, 200, not freaking possible on that bike.
Zak From Greenland, joined Sep 2003, 1993 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (10 years 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1064 times:
He mentioned how $1 Million+ MotoGP bikes are just now breaking 200 mph, and he highly doubts the actual speed this bike was doing. 125 mph or so, yes, 200, not freaking possible on that bike.
motogp bikes are, just as formula one cars not made for performance on a straight but on a race track with many curves. their "flat out on a straight" performance means nothing and does not show their real performance.
a STOCK straight from the factory hayabusa do about 185 listed and 190 in good conditions(thats mph my friend). if you do minor mods you can get it to 210 with no problem and with a motor rework people have done 250mph on a busa. so with moderate mods, 205 on a honda is not too impossible and 125mph is a joke honestly. i can do that with my rally rigged dirtbike. in dirt not on pavement i might add.