Breaking a land speed record is never an easy task. To do that with a 500-hp V10 motorcycle and two occupants on board is quite an achievement.
It’s not easy to beat a speed record in one of the categories that will be tried. Even less when undertaken by two people aboard a monstrous machine emblazoned with the Yankee engine symbol. we talk about it Millyard Viper V10, a strange artifact that brings a hefty yield of 500 resumes
This was the mount that Allen Millyard and Henry Cole used to break the land speed record on a motorcycle with its two occupants in a tandem position. As we’ve heard from fellow Visor Downs, this new brand comes 12 years after the previous record was last broken.
After the test, it was confirmed by Guinness World Records that Millyard and Cole had reached a top speed of 295.31km/h along the three-kilometer route used for the event. This is located at Elvington Airfield, in the town of North Yorkshire.
Millyard and Cole broke the previous land speed record from 2011
With this new mark, Allen Millyard and Henry Cole surpassed the previous record set by Erin Hunter and Andy Sills on the iconic Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah in the 2011 season. They also do so at the wheel of the Millyard Viper V10, a mechanical breed equipped with the same engine that houses the Dodge Viper under its hood. 8 liters of displacement, 500 hp, and 630 kilos of weight are the figures that the protagonists of this story had to face.
Allen Millyard said, “It felt ridiculously fast. Full marks to Henry, who agreed to do it. He showed complete confidence in my riding ability and my hand-built bike, which is really flattering. And I knew that I would be a reliable co-driver and that I would not panic, which could destabilize the bike with catastrophic consequences at high speed.”.
For his part, Henry Cole commented: “I really didn’t think we would make it, but thanks to Allen and the bike he built in a small garage near Reading, we are world record holders! It’s the biggest rush you’ve ever experienced!” His next target? Try to attack the 200 MPH record in the same category.