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Disabled Rider Talan Skeels-Piggins Aiming To Break Speed Record - Needs Help

If you’ve been around for some time, you might know about Talan Skeels-Piggins and his amazing story. If not, we’ll tell you he’s a waist-down paralyzed UK rider that returned to motorcycle racing and now wants to break a speed record with your help.
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Made to be Broken will be a professionally-made documentary about Talan, the fight with his disability and the record-shattering run he’s about to attempt if enough money gets raised to aid with the process.

After learning to ski, represent Great Britain at the Paralympics and got back on a bike to race, Talan plans to be the fastest man on two wheels. But first, he will try and break the land speed record for a disabled person in the UK.

This translates to reaching a top speed of 250 mph (402.3 km/h) on a modified Suzuki Hayabusa. He already managed to reach 180 mph (290 km/h) on the machine but now he needs help for further mods.

Reinforced engine parts, frame mods, and a huge turbocharger are only some of the things the Busa needs to break the record, reason why he created a crowd-funding page. With 17 days to go, the project is still £35,000 (€41,390/$46,193) short.

Seems a lot of cash for some bike modifications, but compared to other record breaker’s budgets this is small peas. And part of the money will also go in for the shipment of the bike and the crew to the runway as well as for the technicians and engineers working on the motorcycle itself and for those involved in creating the documentary.

The minimum pledge is £5 (€5.9/$6.6), incrementing up to £1,250 (€1,478/$1,650), which grants you a place in the crew along with a partner. Other benefits for smaller pledges include free copies of the upcoming documentary, credits, pieces of the record-breaking bike, decals and more.


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