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Zoe Richards  says:

‘Syko’ smashes land speed record

A Yorkshire based engineer has set the British land speed record for three wheelers. Graham Sykes rode his 3900cc V8 machine, called ‘The Syko’ at Elvington Airfield near York, reaching a top speed of 180.39 mph. Sykes has been developing the bike, which has two wheels at the front, for over 20 years but the record attempt caused problems: a...

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Feb 05

Posts: 223

Bob_1 says:

And More

I'm absolutely delighted for Graham, I was there and that machine looks scary. The meeting was a National Records Meeting at Elvington on 13th and 14th May where 46 records were established or bettered. 

The question is why was this important motorcycling event not reported in MCN?

I sent them a story and picture as did at least one other person. It made three national daily newspapers and some local ones as well as radio and TV.

MCN you're letting us down !

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May 08

Posts: 5

leebikes says:


bmf show is the biggest show in europe not a mention either !

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Aug 02

Posts: 4

goldenballs says:

Stan Whitton

Stan was a legend, a working class Hartlepool lad whos land speed record stood for 12 years on a home built bike which was an actual bike engine not a V8 car., Well done Graham great record and awesome looking machine



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Nov 03

Posts: 470

kl595 says:

Currently grafting a Dodge Viper engine to a Reliant Robin but I'm thinking a Bond Bug might be more aerodynamic. I can nail this.

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May 09

Posts: 269

JustBe says:


Not really fast, done faster than that on my bike

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Sep 10

Posts: 1323

SatNavSteve says:

Probably go a lot faster if it had a smaller back wheel! A 4 litre V8 and it only did a best of 180mph? When I saw the headline, I thought it was going to be about 300mph! Seems a lot of hard work to get it to go as fast as any Jap litre sports bike when the only difference is an extra front wheel. Sorry guys, can't get excited about this one.

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Mar 03

Posts: 249

Sheene Fan7 says:

would have thought it would have been faster than that

surely someone with a drag bike could put 2 front wheels on and kill this speed

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Jan 11

Posts: 124

petedj says:

Well done, but.....

If I take one of the training wheels off my GSXR should be able to beat that.

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Oct 10

Posts: 25

DukeFirenze says:

Most Bizzarre story in a long time!

what the fe~k????? I can only concure with all the other comments... stick a 3rd trainer wheel on any Jap 1000 bike made in the last 6 years or so... or get a old busa... 20 years to go slower than a standard bike????!!?

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Jan 11

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snev says:

my mum

gave me some sylco wheels once.... I turned them into World record holders some 42 years ago !!!

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