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Ack Attack Streamliner Will Attempt To Break 400 MPH – Video
The Top 1 Oil Ack Attack streamliner motorcycle, currently the world’s fastest motorcycle with a top one-way speed of 394.084 mph and a world record speed of 376.4 mph, will attempt to set a new world record by topping the 400 mph barrier during Mike Cook’s Bonneville Shootout by VARTA Powersports, Sep. 12-16.
Designed and built from the ground up by Mike Akatiff, the Top 1 Oil Ack Attack’s bullet-shaped chassis is made from chromoly tubing. The motorcycle streamliner is powered by two 1,299 cc (79.3 cu in) Suzuki Hayabusa turbocharged engines, which produce more than 900 horsepower, and runs on Mickey Thompson tires.
Rocky Robinson, the pilot currently holding the 376.4 mph record, will be piloting the San Francisco-based Ack Attack streamliner, this being the team’s fourth visit to the famed Bonneville Salt Flats.
“It’s been a great journey for the Ack Attack team,” said owner-designer Mike Akatiff. “Setting and holding three major world records is a great standard to beat and we couldn’t be more ready to break the 400 mph mark.”
Pilot Rocky Robinson added, “If salt and weather conditions are favorable, this could be the year a two-wheeled machine officially breaks the 400 mph barrier and that’s making history.”
The Top 1 Oil Ack Attack’s world records are confirmed and certified by the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), which is the world’s leading regulatory authority for motorsports racing. Additionally, The Top 1 Oil The Ack Attack’s record was included in the 2012 Guinness World Records.
It’s all happening September 12-16, 2013 if conditions are right on the Salt Flats. If weather conditions are prohibitive, the race will be rescheduled in October 2013. Stay in the loop and learn more at www.top1ackattack.com.
In what can only be seen as an effort to countermine the upstart American International Motorcycle Expo (AIME) scheduled for October 16-20, 2013, in Orlando, Florida, Advanstar Communications has announced a change in dates for its show, the Dealernews International Powersports Dealer Expo, from its traditional weekend in February to one month before AIME’s show beginning in 2014. […]