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Brit breaks 250 production motorcycle record

Published: 14 August 2007

Updated: 19 November 2014

British Kawasaki KR-1S owner Mark Jordan defeated the 250cc production record yesterday (Monday August 13, 2007) on the Bonneville Salt Flats in America.

The 250cc production record requires the motorcycles to appear standard – but some internal work is allowed on the engines.

Exhausts must be standard. Mark Jordan’s Kawasaki KR-1S received basic tuning work to optimise flow in the casings before being shipped out to the Bonneville Salt Flats last week.

Speaking exclusively with MCN, Mark Jordan said: “I did 132 and a bit to qualify, and a 133.8 terminal on the first day.

“I was up at 3am to get there for a 6am start, and did my second run at just after 7am, and got 135.8 over the mile, and 136mph at the mile and a quarter - so still accelerating, but I was over revving so I need to change the gearing.

"The average of the two 1 mile times is about 134 mph, about five over the existing record. We’re going to try a faster engine over the next few days to see if we can get to 140.”

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