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Hayabusa Does 243 mph (390 km/h), Crashes Slowly At the End

Doing 243 mph (390 km/h) is no joke, but Billy Shoemaker isn't new to this game. See him ride his modified Hayabusa and reaching this speed at the Texas Mile, and you'll quickly understand that we're talking about way more than racing your friends around the city.
The bike is so powerful that its rear wheel slips in a quite scary manner when Billy opens up the throttle, and we really held our breath until we saw rim straight on once more. People who've never ridden savage beasts in the vein of the Busa would probably feel less startled, but with such a monster, things can go wrong in a split second.

Well, all is well if it ends well, we'd say. Funny enough somehow, after doing such a fine race at blazing speed, Billy crashes at the end of the running strip due to a cone getting wedged between his front tire and fender, causing his bike to lose direction and spill.

The crash was an easy one and nobody was hurt. Still, even the best riders are susceptible to all sorts of mishaps. Lucky for Billy Shoemaker that his luck didn't run out just seconds before he ended the race.

 
 
 
 
 

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