This Land Speed World Record bike is up for grabs. $39,000 price tag
What we’re looking at is a Land Speed race bike built and designed by Mick Ellis from BDR Performance Engineering. The standard bike is a Suzuki Hayabusa which received a pack of modifications. It’s turbocharged, makes over 650hp and reaches 264mph. Considering all these, the bikes quite affordable at a price tag of $39,000 (€45,000).
Ellis used for this Land Speed Record race bike a Suzuki Hayabusa which he tuned. Tweaking the bike to its current tech spec was completed in two years.
So, the 1300cc engine is fitted with a Garrett GT35 turbo, makes over 650 hp and the bike can reach a top speed of over 264 mph (425 kph). Also, the turbocharged Hayabusa uses 119 Octane fuel.
The motorcycle was ridden by Mick’s wife, Becci Ellis, 53 years old, who’s an IT analyst from Scunthorpe, England.
Back in August 2014, she became the fastest woman on a motorcycle with a top speed of 264.1mph (425 kph) set at an airfield in Yorkshire. Becci broke the previous Land Speed Record by 20mph (32 kph).
Not bad for an IT analyst whose husband built her turbocharged Suzuki Hayabusa in their garage.
Original Gen 1 Suzuki Hayabusa 1300cc
Garrett GT35 turbo (supplied by GT Turbos)
Flowed & polished cylinder head
Weisco low compression pistons
Balanced crank (Alex Macfadzean Balancing Services)
Billet output shaft, with BDR Outrigger
Billet selector shafts
Upperton lock-up clutch
Redesigned Intake charge cooler
Cold side boost controller
Standard spark plugs
1000cc Bosch injectors
Bosch fuel pump 044
Remote oil filter
Heavy-duty valve springs
BDR Air Shift system
MoTeC M400 ECU & Datalogger
Motec CL3 Dashboard
Complete rewire by Brad O’Connor & Mark Wells
BDR exhaust pipes Silencer (Pipe Werx) 102db
Using 119 octane fuel
Standard Hayabusa frame & subframe
Steering geometry altered by John Warrington Motorcycles
PFM discs and callipers
Standard forks, yokes and wheels
Forks raised through yokes to lower the front
Swinging arm 4 inches longer than standard, machined by Graham Sykes Performance Engineering
Standard disc & calliper with SBS Pads
EK drag racing chain
Various machining by Dave Taylor and Tom Armitage
All steel (one-off) selection of sprockets *
Standard Hayabusa bodywork
Race nose panel with no headlight or indicator cut-outs
Aftermarket seat hump
$39,000 (€45,000) which includes back-up from BDR