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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Royal Enfields set records at Bonneville

Dan Holmes and his team have set records with two Royal Enfield racing motorcycles at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. Kevin Mahoney continues his on-the-spot reporting on the Classic Motorworks website. Here's Kevin on Thursday's results:

"We made our first run on the road bike and immediately set an AMA record at just over 110 MPH. Our rider (Johnny) was elated with the way the bike performed. If you make the first run in record time you have to wait at the end of the track and make a return run. Then your times are averaged for your final time. The return run was just as successful and we are now in the books!"

Meanwhile, the semi-streamliner Royal Enfield took the AMA record at 102 mph, a disappointment, Kevin writes, because the semi-streamliner ought to be faster than the road bike. The team plans to switch to the nitrous class with the streamliner for additional record setting. Kevin's complete report and pictures are here.

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