The Hayabusa had recorded another high speed at the weekend at the Straightliners top speed event held in Elvington in Yorkshire. At the Straightliners top speed event, rider Phil Wood with the road legal Hayabusa attained a new high speed of 271 mph on a flying quarter mile. This new high speed mark has shattered the record. Phil Wood and Sean Mills, from the Big CC Racing Ltd are the regular riders of this bike. The Big CC is one of the most respectable motorcycle tuning companies in Europe and has been known for supplying motorcycle parts and services since 1997.
Phil Wood said, “Thanks a million to Sean for giving me the chance to ride the bike.” So far to date the bike has made four full passes and four aborted passes. I’m pretty happy with how the bike is going. We now have a little more data to work with and a book of ideas to discuss over winter. For 2018 that’s it for top speeds for the bike. Roll on 2019.”
Powering the bike is a 1547 cc engine with drag racing set up. The Hayabusa gets a silenced road exhaust and a variable boost controller. To help traction and ridability of the bike, its 1000 bhp engine had to limit the power output. Therefore, the bike was developed so as to deliver 670 bhp in running conditions. This drag race bike uses stock non resistor spark plugs with a smaller gap and fired by a very high energy Motec CDI ignition system. A special look up mechanism using the centrifugal weights is utilised by the MTC clutch. The centrifugal weights clamp the plates harder together with the faster it spins. The output shaft on the Hayabusa uses a Psycleworkz external outrigger bearing plate. The rear Mickey Thompson drag tyre is driven by an EK DRZ2 racing non – ‘O’ – ring 530 chain. The bike stands out to be the most powerful petrol powered drag race bike in the world. The Hayabusa takes just 0.9 seconds to gain 630 bhp on the dyno explosive power.
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