This Man Just Broke World Speed Records On A Homemade Motorcycle

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Motorcycle enthusiast, Paul Hodgson has set the records at Bonneville Speed Week in Utah on the machine he designed and built at his home.

About the experience, he said he was "very tired, happy and content" with his achievements.

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The former British sprint champion managed to clock a top speed of more than 181mph (291 km/h).

The Manx Gas team technicians were responsible for the overall design, electronics and all engineering work on the motorcycle.

He had shipped the motorcycle to the US to take part in last year's Bonneville event, but it was cancelled.

Hodgson said: "It was a little frustrating having a bike sitting in the USA for so long without being able to work on it.

"I had many new ideas and probably would've changed a few of things if the bike had been on the same continent as me."

He added that he believed the bike is capable of doing over 200mph (321 km/h) and was planning further record attempts.

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Story first published: Friday, August 26, 2016, 15:06 [IST]
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