Join Date: May 2014
Location: Washington State
It is a work of art but I can't imagine a bike in a ridged frame actually going fast at Bonneville. He will get some suspension from the pre failed (bent) rear frame tubes but not likely enough to actually keep the rear tire in contact with the salt at speed.
Having the rear tire that close to the rear fender also means he isn't going anywhere at any speed that would get any record in the books.
Too bad Polaris didn't repurpose the pikes peak bike for the salt flats.
A new swingarm and probably some different tuning and it would at least look the part of a serious Bonneville race bike. If it would stay together with the throttle pegged for 12miles there is always a chance it could win something too.
This is beautiful bike and it is probably a blast to ride on the street but it will probably not do very well on the salt. To bad too. Polaris is missing a great opportunity to compete in something that it can win.
presently owned bikes
2014 XC 8 ball that no longer stalls
1993 HD fxrp
1982 HD Sturgis
2009 Honda rebel
1991 gl1500 A w/ Champion Daytona 2+2 sidecar.
"God works both good and evil in a mans' life and you deal with it as best you can" Somebody..