Sidi Breaks A New Record With Kenan Sofuoglu

0 to 400 km/h in 26 seconds by motorcycle on the Osman Gazi Bridge

0 to 400 km/h in 26 seconds, that's around 248 mph in 26 seconds! It seems impossible yet the truth is that Kenan Sofuoglu has broken another incredible speed record. The Turkish rider pushed his Kawasaki Ninja H2R to touch 400 km/h, recording this feat on a video which you can see here, on his Facebook page.

Kenan Sofuoglu, Kawasaki Ninja H2R, Record 400 km/h in 26 seconds.
400 km/h in 26 seconds—a record breaking feat by Kenan Sofuoglu.Photo Courtesy of Motonation

The record was broken on the Osman Gazi Bridge, a 234 meter-high suspended bridge on the Marmara Sea, in the bay of Izmit, in Turkey. In just 2,682 meters, he reached a speed of 400 km/h in just 26 seconds, using special slick tires and top secret fuel. His bodysuit was also special, so as to be as aerodynamic as possible. As with all his victories, for this extraordinary feat, testing the limits of what’s possible, Sofuoglu could count on his Sidi boots; to break the record, Sofuoglu trusted a pair of Sidi Mag-1 boots, which are light, aerodynamic and feature advanced protection…just in case.

Kenan Sofuoglu, Kawasaki Ninja H2R, speed record
Kenan Sofuoglu had special slick tires and top secret fuel to make his supercharged Kawasaki Ninja H2R hit 400 km/h.Photo Courtesy of Motonation

Kenan Sofuoglu is a four-time World Champion in Supersport, and no stranger to this sort of enterprise; in the past he had already reached a speed of 391 km/h but this time he managed to push things further and make it up to 400 km/h. And he did it on a motorcycle that is practically a standard bike which anyone can purchase.

*Sidi would like to underscore and remind everyone that this was a professional attempting on a closed course. It is illegal and strictly forbidden to attempt such a feat on the road, and we strongly discourage anyone from trying this at home.