another perfectly good motorcycle ruined.......

Monday, 10 August 2009

1957 sportster campaigned by leo payne, by the mid-sixties it was a 9 second, nitro burning animal that won every race it entered, for payne even this was not enough and he set his sights on the bonneville salt flats, it was geared so that he had to be towed up to 75mph [holding onto a car door!], before firing it up and heading towards the timing lights, in 1970 he reached a new record for a non-streamliner motorcycle of 202.379 mph.

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