Nine-time world dragracing champion (and former Cycle World cover model; May, 2005) Rickey Gadson is gearing up to break the world land-speed record for a naturally aspirated motorcycle.
The attempt will take place on Saturday, August 31, at Loring AFB in Limestone, Maine. The current MPS/F-1650/4 (modified production stock, fuel, 1650cc, four cylinder) record of 225.87 mph is held by Mark DeLuca. Gadson will also go after the MPS/G-1650/F record of 221.82 mph. Chad Millholland holds the latter record.
Gadson will ride a 1570cc Kawasaki ZX-14 built by Jim Gilmack at Competition CNC.