Ride along with the world’s fastest motorcycle

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Last September, Rocky Robinson piloted the Top 1 Ack Attack streamliner to a two-way average of 376mph, setting a new land speed record for motorcycles. Now, here’s onboard footage demonstrating just how hairy that run was.

Land Speed Shootout

  • jason

    Congrats to them. I just hope they take some money and buy a GoPro or 2 with it. That camera was shite.

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      It was a GoPro, which are shite.

      • Ted

        Oh pish posh. For a $300 camera they aren’t that bad and they come with a metric shit ton of accessories compared to a Contour.

        I owned a Contour GPS for a few weeks and returned it because of how friggin sketchy it was.

        Back to the topic at hand though, that guy must have kevlar reinforced underwear, otherwise his balls would rip his skivvies on a daily basis.

      • JaySD

        I think gopro’s are great the biggest usual issue is the mounts dont do anything to help with stabiization

        • http://www.postpixel.com.au mugget

          I use a ContourHD with RAM Mounts and they look to do a pretty good job.

          • Ted

            Ironically the older model you have is far better than any of their new stuff, though I stand by my comment of terrible audio at speed. None of them I’ve tried so far have been ‘great’ but the ContourGPS was flat out unusable.

  • carter

    Reminds me of the John Glenn re-entry scene from “The Right Stuff.”

  • zato1414

    Shift lights, frame flex, salt surface, markers blazing past, 395 mph, flames, parachute action, I’m thinking those cameras did alright!

  • KeithTurk

    I was down in Australia with this Bike… Mike is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet and Rocky is the fastest man on the planet riding 2 wheels Period……. Fun stuff.. good on um….

    • bluemoco

      I had lunch with Rocky a few years ago – a few months after he had this wreck on the Salt Flats. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y14k0SJOb5o

      Rocky is a great guy – easygoing and, of course, a great story teller…

  • http://mansgottado.tumblr.com/ gregorbean

    That was cool. 400 won’t be much longer now!

  • NickK

    Eh, not hairy at all. Didn’t you see how stable the thing was?

    /pish poshing.

  • Coreyvwc

    At what do you stop calling it a motorcycle and start calling it a two wheeled vehicle? Right about there I think.

    • coredump

      But isn’t a motorcycle a two wheeled vehicle?

  • dirtridingBil

    Cockpit view – He looks like a drunken helmet-wearing guy under a giant mexican hat.