Paul Aiken, owner of Charlotte-based Aeromach USA, LLC, just joined the elite club of motorcyclists who’ve traveled over 200 mph on two wheels. The run came at this past weekend’s Mojave Magnum event at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.
Paul’s fastest run hit a max speed of 202.4 mph on Sunday morning after several failed attempts on Saturday.
“After a little bit of confusion on Saturday with the GPS speedometer being set on kilometers per hour reducing my run to just 107 mph we got the setting corrected and I worked my way up to the goal of 200 plus”, Aiken stated. “This experience is both exhilarating and terrifying at the same time!” he continued.
The runs were completed under the watchful eye of Ted Rich and Elaine Carpenter from sbktraining.com, the Phoenix based super bike school. Both Rich and Carpenter are accomplished racers and 200 MPH Club Members. The turbocharged Hyabusa race bikes are prepped at the shops of Rich.
Here is a video of a different racer taking a Hayabusa over 200 mph at last year’s Mojave Magnum: