To push the limits of what was possible, Motorcyclist magazine launched Superbikes From Hell for our October '91 issue. It was an invitation to several highly respected houses of horsepower to bring the fastest, most powerful street legal motorcycle that they could build. Testing would include top speed at El Mirage dry lake, quarter-mile ET and trap speed at LA County Raceway, lap time around Willow Springs, and streetability on a secluded road as far from the eyes of law enforcement (not to mention civilian traffic) as we could find. We had drag race specialists Sims & Rohm bring their Suzuki GSXR1452, NOS & Patrick Racing showed up with a nitrous-injected Honda CBR1000, San Diego roadracer Lee's Cycle Service built an alcohol-burning Suzuki GSXR1100 and future AMA Superbike and World Superbike Championship-winning crew chief Tom Houseworth put together his Houseworth Power Services Suzuki GSXR1186. We broke 190 mph but failed to penetrate the 200 mph barrier.