Home of “The Orange Bird” – Bonneville’s Fastest Ride-on 350cc Motorcycle – 170.519 MPH (2017)

<<< August, 2017, Bonneville Salt Flats – Utah – USA >>>

The TZ350 powered – Highwayman Bikes – “Orange Bird” Became the World’s Fastest Ride-on 350cc motorcycle!!!

There is much to tell of this story! -stay tuned –

Cycle World article by Gregg Bonelli here:

Part1

https://www.cycleworld.com/salt-flat-rookies-set-speed-record-at-bonneville-part-1

Part 2

https://www.cycleworld.com/salt-flat-rookies-set-speed-record-at-bonneville-part-2

 

 

The Orange Bird was designed and created by Jeff Henise and Chris Glaister.

Wayne “Wobbly” Wright was largely responsible for the design of the engine.

As of the time of this writing 1/23/2018 The bike holds two AMA National Land Speed records:

350-APS-AG – rider: Jeff Henise – two-way timed mile average speed of 170.519 MPH

350-APS-CG – rider: Chris Glaister – two-way timed mile average speed of 163.292 MPH

Our 170.519 MPH record currently exceeds all  listed records (FIM, SCTA, and AMA) for 350cc ride-on motorcycles!

 

-THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS, ADVISERS, and CREW –

Sponsors:

Millennium Technology -Nikasil plating

Wobbly Pipes – Engine bits and advice

World Wide Bearing – Ceramic bearings

Works Performance – Shocks

Davies Craig – Electric water pump

Trophy Hunter Racing (mark hunter) – Tires and random support

Zoey – Graphics

 

Advisers:

Wayne “Wobbly” wright – Engine design

Bill Woods – Lay down bike specific advice

Michael Moore – General race bike and metal fabrication advice and help with some CNC machine work.

Ralph Hudson – General LSR bike design and racing advice

Jim Hoogerhyde – General LSR bike design and racing advice

Crew:

Trevor Somers – Major help on the salt

Paul lees – Major help on the salt

Trey Demarest – Transportation to the salt and help on the salt

John Patton – Major help on the salt

Michelle Piccinino – Emotional support – help on the salt

Isabela Sa – Emotional support – help on the salt

2017-08-28 05.23.27Jeff Henise

2017-07-30 09.34.36Chris Sa-Glaister

Wayne Wright and Jeff Henise at the Super Kart Nationals in  Las Vegas, NV