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Video: Gyronaut X-1 Trailer – The World’s Fastest Motorcycle

Submitted by on September 5, 2012

Gyronaut x1

“This motorcycle has logged more miles and more time above 200 miles per hour than any other motorcycle in history.”

The Gyronaut X-1 took motorcycle streamlining and aerodynamics to its 1966 xenith when Robert Leppan drove it twenty miles per hour faster than any motorcycle had ever gone and set an unlimited land speed record of 245 miles per hour on the Bonneville Salt Flats.

The bike is now in the hands of Steve Tremulis, nephew of its designer, Alex Tremulis, who is set to restore it to its former glory. With its chassis already in great shape, it just needs some of its beautiful body panels restored and then it’ll be off to automobile shows where it can be enjoyed by the motoring community and compared with its peers.

Hear from Bob Leppan and Steve Tremulis in this video, which looks at the machine, the team, their history, and what it’s like to ride a land speed record bike to its full potential. There’s a lot of love and passion in this project, and we can’t wait to see it reach its potential!

You can follow project at the Gyronaut X-1 website here.

Images kindly provided by Steve Tremulis: Gyronaut X-1

 

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