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A new International speed record for three wheeled motorcycles was set today at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Piloted by renowned racer Bill Chambers out of Upland, CA, the specially prepared Lehman Renegade reached a top speed of 123.404 miles per hour. The certified two pass average over the course was 121.672, setting a new international record for the class.

The trike featured the company’s colors of red, white, and black and used an unmodified Renegade conversion kit. The custom V-twin power plant was provided by engine developmental company Aces and Eights Racing from Deadwood, SD.

World Champion driver, Bill Chambers stated, “This was one of the greatest highlights of my racing career, the Lehman Trike design is amazing in its stability and handling. I look forward to returning to the Salt Flats next year and bettering the international record.”

“I think it is important to note that this speed record was attained using an unmodified Renegade conversion kit,” stated Ken Hines, President / CEO of Lehman Trikes. “This product is exactly what our customers purchase from their Lehman Trikes Dealer. As the Leader of the Three World, it is only right that Lehman establish the first international speed record for trikes.
 

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I'm not sure which kit Wheels is running,but I'm sure he has exceeded that more than once.
 

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Did they set a new record, which would imply to me that there was one in place and they broke it, or did they establish one, meaning theirs was the first? It states "establish". If that is the case, there is nothing here to write home about.
 

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I would be interested to learn more about the restrictions/limitations on the "three wheel motorcycle class" that the OP referred to. Stock Grinnall Scorpion 111s and [most likely] T-Rex trikes are faster than that.
 

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Hell, Wheels broke that record passing us on the interstate in Nashville the other nite.....:twisted:

Ah.....ah.........I got a cramp in my wrist . . . .yea, that was it, a cramp I tell ya. No, one is going to believe that. Let's try . . . . ah . . . there was Cheesecake pastry left out at the hotel and they were getting ready to put it away. YEA, that's it. :thumbup::eek:4:
 

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I heard that Lehman Trikes has also built that largest trike to hit the road, but rumor has it that it is a Bear to drive. Good for those guys on all they do.:thumbup:




 
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