The Fastest Motorcycles on Earth. Guinness World Records 2010
Rocky Robinson of the USA has the Guinness World Records for the fastest land speed on a motorcycle. Riding his Top Oil-Ack Attack on 25 September 2010
The Ack Attack was designed by Mike Akatiff in 2001. A motorcycle racer in his own right, Akatiff has worked with five crew members to create the record-breaking beast, which has been riden by four different riders. Robinson has ridden the Ack Attack since 2006, having broken the world land speed record in 2006, 2008, and 2010.
|Date||Location||Rider||Make||“Engine displacement” cc (cu in)||Speed|
|3 Sep 2006||Bonneville, US||Rocky Robinson||Top Oil-Ack Attack streamliner||2,600 cc (160 cu in)||342.797||551.678|
|26 Sep 2008||Bonneville, US||Rocky Robinson||Top Oil-Ack Attack streamliner||2,600 cc (160 cu in)||360.913||580.833|
|25 Sep 2010||Bonneville, US||Rocky Robinson||Top Oil-Ack Attack streamliner||2,600 cc (160 cu in)||376.363||605.697|
Video Setting the world land speed record
TOP 1 Oil setting the world land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats! Video courtesy of National Geographic Channel.
The Ack Attack measures 5.99 m (19.67 ft) in length, with a height of 76.2 cm (2.5 ft), and a weight of 748.42 kg (1,650 lb), and contains a carbon-fiber paneled body with chrome-moly tubing. It purrs on the strength of twin Suzuki Hayabusa in-line four-cylinder engines, with a 30 psi turbocharger boost. The maximum engine speed tops out at 12,000 rpm with an incredible net horsepower of between 700-900.
The motorcycle land-speed record is the fastest speed achieved by a motorcycle on land. It is standardized as the speed over a course of fixed length, averaged over two runs in opposite directions. These are special or modified motorcycles, distinct from the fastest production motorcycles.
The first generally recognized motorcycle speed records were set unofficially by Glenn Curtiss, using aircraft engines of his own manufacture, first in 1903, when he achieved 64 mph (103 km/h) at Yonkers, New York using a V2. Since late 2010, the Ack Attack team has held the motorcycle land speed record at 376.36 mph (605.69 km/h).
More than 50 years after the first modern, fully streamlined motorcycle was designed and concepted, Rocky Robinson of the USA broke the record for the fastest land speed on a motorcycle. Riding his Top Oil-Ack Attack on 25 September 2010, Robinson achieved an average speed of 605.697 km/h (376.363 mi/h) over one measured kilometer (0.6 miles) at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, USA.
The record came for the average speed across two runs
The record came for the average speed across two runs, but Robinson topped out at an incredible 634 km/h (394 mph) for a single run. It wasn’t the first time Robinson had tasted the glory of unprecedented speed. His current record marked the third time in his career – and all within a 4-year span – that he broke the motorcycle land speed record. Before breaking it for the first time, the mark that Robinson surpassed had stood for 16 years.