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Wind-Whipped Bikes

The Honda RS125 has Set a New Speed Record After 27 Years

— September 21, 2010 — Autos
The Honda RS125 has set a new speed record by achieving a two-way average speed of 146.77mph. Scott Kolb broke the 27-year-old world record on the Bonneville Salt Flats with the custom-framed Honda RS125.

The Honda RS125 features radically altered geometry and aesthetics. In order to achieve these feat, Scott had to modify the bike with some additional features. He stretched the bike by 40 inches and replaced the un-aerodynamic radiator with a radically streamlined fairing and also water-to-water chillers for maximum performance.
Trend Themes
1. Custom-framed Bikes - The trend of custom-framed bikes allows for radical alterations in geometry and aesthetics, creating opportunities for innovative performance enhancements.
2. Streamlined Fairings - The trend of using radically streamlined fairings on motorcycles opens up possibilities for greater speed and improved aerodynamics.
3. Performance Modifications - The trend of modifying bikes with additional features, such as water-to-water chillers, presents opportunities for maximizing performance and breaking speed records.
Industry Implications
1. Motorcycle Manufacturing - The motorcycle manufacturing industry can leverage the trend of custom-framed bikes and streamlined fairings to develop innovative and high-performance models.
2. Automotive Performance Enhancement - The automotive performance enhancement industry can capitalize on the trend of performance modifications in motorcycles to offer innovative products and services for bike enthusiasts.
3. Aerospace Engineering - The aerospace engineering industry can draw inspiration from the trend of streamlining fairings on motorcycles to improve aerodynamics and efficiency in aircraft design.
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