Isle Of Man TT Rider Guy Martin Continues His Pursuit Of The One Mile Speed Record On Turbo Hayabusa


Guy Martin Speed Record Hayabusa

Guy Martin And His Turbo ‘Busa Take On Records

Guy Martin is a fanatic for all things speed. He is a decorated Isle of Man TT racer among the likes of riders such as Michael Dunlop, TV personality, lorry truck racer/mechanic, and embodies the term ‘need for speed’. He is currently on a mission to break the one-mile m0torcycle speed record on his custom turbocharged Suzuki Hayabusa.

Guy purchased the Hayabusa back in 2018 and has been modifying it ever since. The motorcycle has been fully customized for one thing in mind; top speed. The bike has been completely refitted with a full shell designed to reduce drag, and the engine has seen a complete makeover. 

Taken From Guy Martin’s Official Instagram Account

Reaching 300 mph (452 kph) in a single mile will prove difficult. His previous attempts got him up to 282 miles per hour from a stand-still start. Backing this insane acceleration (beyond the slip-stream inspired shell) is a fully-built ‘Busa engine cranking out an astounding 830bhp thanks to its turbocharger (per visordown.com).

At the moment, Guy is in the final stages of developing the Suzuki Hayabusa to squeeze out the last 18 miles per hour that are needed to break the record.

He had a few interesting things to say regarding the process and the record itself:

“It’s only 16 seconds, the whole thing is only 16 seconds. It is just gritting you teeth and trying to manhandle this monster down a mile track. It’s like nothing else I’ve ever experienced. It’s just madness, it’s a wrestling match in every area, physically, mentally, everything.”

“… I can’t sleep for two days when I’ve been fast on that bike. 250mph is alright, but when I’ve been like 260mph or 280mph, I can’t sleep for two days. For two days, I’m wired”

Guy Martin is one of my favorite racers across all racing disciplines, so I wish him luck and safety in this crazy endeavor. Be sure to follow his Instagram account and show support as he shares his journey along the way. I’m sure there will be a big video series documenting the feat, so stay tuned for that.

8 Comments

  1. Steven J Groben
    February 12, 2021
    Reply

    Very neet Steven J Groben Big fan

  2. Daryl Jeffcoat
    February 14, 2021
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    I challenge that record with my CBR1100xx, highly modified for that crown. Let’s keep record seeking alive.. I am in
    No fear, Straight line fury

  3. February 15, 2021
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    As exciting a feat to break the 300 mph ceiling, I pray for his safety. What a phenomenal journey it must be. I look forward to the documentary of the endeavor.

  4. Michael Connolly
    February 15, 2021
    Reply

    Good luck with the rife Guy
    Best wishes Champ.cheers

    • Michael Connolly
      February 15, 2021
      Reply

      I ment your test ride
      BEST OF LUCK.CHEERS

  5. Alan Squires
    February 15, 2021
    Reply

    Brake a leg Guy! and godspeed.

  6. Alan Squires
    February 15, 2021
    Reply

    What if you dimple the fairing like a golf ball.

    • Alan Squires
      February 15, 2021
      Reply

      to break the aerodynamic skin friction

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