Royal Enfield Sets Land Speed Record

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Setting a land speed record in the Bonneville salt flats is a great achievement. Many attempt to achieve glory but only a few succeed. Some others need to come back the following year to re-attempt setting records.

Along this list is a new entry, Nadine de Freitas, who holds a doctorate degree in physical therapy who chose to make a mark but only with a motorcycle but specifically, a Royal Enfield.

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Nadine, set a new record for the the 500 Modified Push-rod Partially Streamlined category or 500 MPPS category, riding a Continental GT, achieving an unofficial speed of 157.2 km/h.

The Royal Enfield Continental GT had modifications made to the camshafts, cylinder head, throttle bodies, piston and exhaust system by Matt Capri, a renowned tuner and performance parts manufacturer. The engine output was increased to 60 PS.

Nadine says that the Enfield handles very well and evolves beautifully from a normal road going bike to a track bike.

This was Nadine's third year riding on the salt flats - a year ago she rode another one of Matt's bikes, a highly modified Triumph Thunderbird Storm, a 1900 cc bike, achieving a top speed of 235 km/h.


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Story first published: Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 18:01 [IST]
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