THE NEED FOR SPEED

Land speed record The land speed record (or absolute land speed record) is the highest speed achieved by a person using a vehicle on land. There is no single body for validation and regulation; in practice the Category C (“Special Vehicles”) flying start regulations are used, officiated by regional or national organizations under the auspices of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile.[1] The land speed record (LSR) is standardized as the speed over a course of fixed length, averaged over two runs (commonly called “passes”).[2] Two runs are required in opposite…

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The Kawasaki Ninja H2R hypersport motorcycle

The Kawasaki Ninja H2R hypersport motorcycle… …is an engineering marvel, made possible only through the sourcing of technological expertise from multiple divisions of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI). The result of this unprecedented collaboration is a system of carefully crafted premium components that work in concert to create an unbelievably powerful machine—one that’s more than worthy of the legendary H2 name. On a closed highway, motorcycle racer Kenan Sofuoğlu took a 300-horsepower Kawasaki H2R from zero to 249 mph in just 30 seconds. POWER Engine Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke inline four  …

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