Video: On board with 311mph motorbike speed record

Nic Cackett

Perhaps it's just because we've seen Anthony Hopkin's slightly bizarre 'World's Fastest Indian' flick a few too many times, but there's something weirdly evocative about motorbike speed records.

No, actually, we don't mean evocative do we - we mean terrifying. Last week, Bill Warner managed to crank his hand-built turbo-charged Suzuki Hayabusa up to an astonishing 311mph, shattering the previous record of 278mph.