New world record: during the quarter-mile race, the bike was able to accelerate faster than 430 km/h

New world record: during the quarter-mile race, the bike was able to accelerate faster than 430 km/h 1




A new world speed record for motorcycles in drag racing was set during the races at the Virginia Motorsports event in the United States. Larry McBride, nicknamed “Spider-Man” accelerated the bike to 268.38 miles per hour. Or 431.91 km/h. At the same time, the previous record was also set by Spider-Man.

The record run itself turned out not quite “clean”: immediately after the start, the motorcycle began to wiggle a little. However, the rider stabilized it and was able to show the record speed.

“Bloody hell, I was really good in the second half. I knew I was going awfully fast,” said Larry McBride. The racer’s next goal is to accelerate to 270 mph in the quarter-mile (402-meter) stretch.