21 April, 2008

Land Speed Record Attempt with VR2 (FL Racing Team)

Racer Susan Robertson used a VR2 with the SportVue Heads Up Display option while chasing speed records in the Utah desert earlier this month. The famous “Speed Week" took place at the Bonneville Salt Flats as Robertson attempted to surpass 215 mph on the Makita-Suzuki Hayabusa fielded by the FL Racing Team.

Robertson got two runs in, clocking 178 mph while using the VR2 and HUD, before the course was hit by torrential rains and wind. A team from National Geographic taped the whole thing - including a portable toilet going 30 miles an hour across the Flats! The effort was scrapped by the storm – and torrential rains cancelled the World Finals in October. Team owner Rod Falkner says the team’s on track to make another attempt in 2006.

Robertson was the first woman ever to go over 200 mph on a conventional motorcycle, last month at the El Mirage desert course. Her motorcycle and helmet are equipped with a Veypor VR2 with SportVue HUD. For more product and purchase information check out the product section.

Saw this on veypor.com. Quite interesting that this product was actually used in such a reputable event. Speaks quite a lot about the quality of the product. Interesting.

Check out the HUD on the helmet.

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