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Date Posted: 05:22:09 05/08/09 Fri
A modified Buell 1125R has set a world speed record… on ice.
Resident Buell stunt rider Craig Jones set the record speed of 238Km/h (148.7mph) on a frozen Lake Dellen in Sweden, with ‘only a few centimetres of ice’ separating him from 1,226 million metres³ of icy water.
The tyres were specially adapted with protruding spikes (20mm on rear and 15mm on front) designed to increase grip on the perilous surface.
Jones said “I firmly believe that your head is the biggest limiting factor in pushing to the edge. The less you think about the risks, the further you can push yourself. So I kept it simple. I just put the bike into gear, tucked down and went as fast as I could.”
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