BUB Seven streamliner

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BUB Seven
ChrisCarrWorldRecordMotorcycle2006.jpg
Manufacturer Denis Manning/BUB Enterprises
Also called Lucky 7
Class Streamliner
Engine 2,997 cc 16-valve turbocharged V-4
Bore / stroke 4.125 in x 3 in
Compression ratio 9.5 : 1
Top speed 367.382 mph (591.244 km/h)[1]
Power 500hp @ 8500 RPM[2]
Torque 400 lb/ft torque @ 8500 RPM[2]
Transmission Four speed, dry clutch[2]
Water-cooled chain drive[3]
Frame type Carbon fiber/kevlar/aluminum honeycomb composite monocoque[4][5]
Dimensions L: 21 ft (6.4 m)[4]
W: 22 in (0.56 m)[4]
H: 32 in (0.81 m)[4]
Weight 1,600 lb (730 kg)[4] (dry)

BUB Seven streamliner is an American-built motorcycle that held the motorcycle land-speed record from 2006 to 2008 and again from 2009 to 2010.[6] BUB Seven and two other streamliners traded the title of "world's fastest motorcycle" during official speed runs at Bonneville Speedway in the summer of 2006.[7][8] The other two competitors were Ack Attack and the EZ-Hook streamliner.[9]

Design[edit]

Design for the streamliner is attributed to Motorcycle Hall of Fame inductee Denis Manning,[10] who is also the owner, although it was listed for sale in 2010.[11][12] Additional design work for the purpose-built V-4 engine was provided by Joe Harralson of Sierra Design Engineering.[5] According to Harralson, the only off the shelf component in the engine is the oil filter.[13] Manning has stated that the aerodynamic shape was inspired by the Coho salmon, who he observed swimming 50 miles per hour (80 km/h) in the Columbia River.[3][14]

Manning had previously built Cal Rayborn's 1970 world speed record motorcycle, using a similar streamlined fairing built from a surplus jet drop tank.[14][15]

Specifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harley, Bryan (25 September 2009), "BUB Racing's Chris Carr Breaks Speed Record", Motorcycle USA 
  2. ^ a b c Engine details, BUB 7 official website 
  3. ^ a b Jay Leno's Garage on YouTube
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j General specifications, BUB 7 official website 
  5. ^ a b WORLD'S FASTEST MOTORCYCLE DESIGNED WITH ALGOR FEA SOFTWARE, Autodesk Inc., c. 2006 
  6. ^ World Records 1979–Present (PDF), Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme 
  7. ^ Bart Madson (October 18, 2006), 2006 Bonneville Streamliner Battle, Motorcycle USA 
  8. ^ Stein, John (2007). World's Fastest Motorcycle: The Day The Bonneville Salt Stood Still. Parker House. ISBN 0979689112. 
  9. ^ Kent Kunitsugu (January 2013), "Sam Wheeler's EZ-Hook Streamliner: The Quest For 400 Mph", Sport Rider 
  10. ^ Denis Manning at the Motorcycle Hall of Fame
  11. ^ Crew, BUB 7 official website 
  12. ^ "BUB Seven Streamliner, The World's Fastest Motorcycle, Is For Sale", Road Racing World, May 24, 2010 
  13. ^ Johnson, Wayne (2010). Live to ride: the rumbling, roaring world of speed, escape, and adventure on two wheels. Atria Books. p. 236. ISBN 1416550321. 
  14. ^ a b Stuart Barker (3 June 2010), Big Ugly: The Story Behind the Landspeed Record, Visordown, In September 2009, Chris Carr set a new motorcycle land speed record of 367.382mph in the BUB Seven streamliner. And the shape of the fastest bike ever built was inspired by, erm... a fish. Here’s how it all happened 
  15. ^ 1970 Harley Streamliner, Motorcycle Hall of Fame, 2010 
  16. ^ Wind tunnel, BUB 7 official website 

Further reading[edit]

  • Stein, John (2007). World's Fastest Motorcycle: The Day The Bonneville Salt Stood Still. Parker House. ISBN 0979689112. 
  • Johnson, Wayne (2010). Live to ride: the rumbling, roaring world of speed, escape, and adventure on two wheels. Atria Books. pp. 203–244, chapter 7, "At the Last, Fastest Place on Earth: Salt Fever". ISBN 1416550321. 

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