Posted Oct 8th 2012 1:57PM
James Hoegh's mission to go faster than 168.912 mph (271.837 km/h) on a naked bike on the Bonneville Salt Flats has met success. Hoegh traversed the salt during the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials at 172.211 mph (277.146 km/h), entering the books in the APF3000 class as the rider on the world's fastest big block American V-twin.
The prototype X132 Hellcat Combat ran with the 132-cubic-inch S&S XWedge engine used in the retail Hellcat, given a knife's-edge tune and plenty of performance bits so it could push through the air faster than any other.
There are three ways to follow in Hoegh's footsteps: break the record yourself, buy one of the limited-production-run Combat Hellcats that Confederate says will be coming next year, or become a physical therapist, which is Hoegh's day job. Click here while you decide and watch a video chronicling the achievement.