Motorcyclists have always been interested in
Bonneville, but fueled by the movie, Worlds Fastest Indian, that
interest has never been more intense than it is now. Over 150 bikes
make the salt their home for one week in September of 2006. Among
all those Suzukis and Harley-Davidsons, a group of bikes stood
apart: the streamliners that came for only one reason, to break the
Land Speed Record for motorcycles.
By the end of the week a new top speed stood at 350 miles per hour,
though the old record was exceeded a number of times by different
machines on the way to the new record. The energy that makes
Bonneville work isn’t gasoline, it’s the drive of the teams, each
trying to break a record or simply meet a self-imposed goal.
Well-known photographer Horst Rösler captured the magic of
Bonneville for this new book. The bikes, the limitless salt, the
sunburned faces of crew and riders – they’re all here, printed on
high quality paper and bound as a hardcover book. A book that
deserves a place on the shelf or coffee table of any true motorcycle
Hardcover: 128 pages
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