World's Fastets Dirtbike
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World’s Fastest Dirt Bike
There is No Stopping the Cardboard Robot KX500
The Cardboard Robot KX500 is the World’s Fastest Dirt Bike! On September 6th 2008, Kevin Kilkenny exited the timed mile at the Bonneville Salt Flats, USA at 130.418 miles per hour. He turned the bike around and rode back across the same stretch of real estate at 132.444 m.p.h. Setting a new record average of 131.431 m.p.h. and raising the AMA National 500cc MPS/P motorcycle speed record nearly ten miles an hour.
Seven days earlier, Wolbrink Race had pulled out of Milwaukee in an emptied out work van. We had a great race bike, a crate of Spectro Oils pre-mix, a couple pounds of Fuel coffee and the chance to run down a big time, energy drink pro!
We unloaded the #471 MX bike first, Kevin and Pat found the fire in the big single and we sent the hefty guy down the salt on the tall bike. Mark Wolbrink took a couple passes before recording a solid 117.529 miles per hour. For now, the great Rob Bush’s top speed of 124 m.p.h. on a production 1981 KTM 495 is still safe. We took off the big MX plastic and put on the fast bodywork for Kevin.
When Kevin’s first run down the salt beat the previous AMA record, we knew we were in the hunt! The guys from F2 Racing, however, had brought two bikes and their fast bike was booking runs in the tall 120’s right from the beginning. It took us nearly the rest of the week to find that last half a mile per hour and take the outright record for the World’s Fastest Dirt Bike!