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Sidehack does 170 mph!

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND: A Kiwi set the world SIDE-HACK speed record. New Zealander Glenn Hayward, driving a 1000cc machine dubbed the Flying Kiwi, shattered the 19-year-old world speed record for motorcycle and sidecar on a straight stretch of highway on New Zealand's South Island. Riding with a 60 kilogram (132-pound) weight in the sidecar, Hayward reached a two-run average of 272 kph (170 mph), eclipsing the previous record of 222 kph (139 mph). A representative of the International Motorcycling Federation observed the record attempt, making it official.

Anyone know what was he riding and who is this person who goes this fast on three wheels?


PS -- Do Urals go that fast?

Urals don't run long enough to possibly go that fast!

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