Chasing 300 - The world’s fastest motorcycle

In August this year, Dallas Honda motorcycle dealer Al Lamb travelled to Bolivia in an attempt to break his own 262.471mph record and set the FIM record for the world’s fastest sit-on motorcycle.

Film maker Zach Settewongse went along with Al and his team, and this stunning 15 minute video is the result.

Al set his old record at the world famous Bonneville Salt Flats in 2012 and came away from the Salar de Uyuni salt flat with a new top speed of 280.306mph. Enough to beat his previous top speed, but not enough to walk away with the record.


Ralph Hudson was also in Bolivia to break the same record, and ended up setting a top speed of 284.391mph to take the record. Hudson said: “With what we learned this time around, I think we will have a really good shot at 300 mph, next time! All the teams have this one goal in common, we all want to be the first to break 300!”

The Salar de Uyuni salt flat is the largest in the world, with a surface area of an incredible 4086 square miles. By comparison the world famous Bonneville Salt Flat has a surface area of 40 square miles.

Al and his team took part in the first ever Top of the World Land Speed Challenge, named due to the altitude of the salt flat, which sits 12,000ft above sea level. Al and other competitors hoped the thin air would mean less air resistance, but it was unknown whether this would make up for the loss of power at such high altitude.

Film maker Zach hopes to return to the event next year with a larger crew and aspirations of producing a feature length film. We can’t wait!

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Liam Marsden

By Liam Marsden

Former MCN Web Producer