Friday, August 17, 2012

The Story of the Gyronaut X-1

Built in the mid-1960s by Bob Leppan, Alex Tremulis and Jim Bruflodt, the Gyronaut X-1 held the absolute Land Speed Record for motorcycles from 1966 to 1970

With Bob Leppan riding it, the Gyronaut X-1 land speed record setting motorcycle could hit speeds of more than 390km/h. The bike had been designed by noted automobile designer, Alex Tremulis (who's also worked for Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg, Tucker and Subaru, among others...) and is now in the hands of his his nephew, Steve, who has teamed up with Bob Leppan to restore the machine to its former glory.

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