The 300 MPH barrier on a conventional motorcycle has been broken. Bill Warner of Wimauma Florida hit a speed of 311.945 mph Sunday at the Loring Timing Association's land speed races at the former Loring Air Force Base in Limestone, Maine.
Warner's run aboard a turbocharged 1299cc Suzuki is the fastest speed obtained on a conventional motorcycle. Faster speeds have been recorded for so-called streamliner motorcycles, in which drivers ride inside an enclosed missile-looking device on wheels.
Warner, who is 42, says his motorcycle "is built for speed and that's what it did." He held the previous speed record of 278.6 mph, set last October in Texas.