SOUTH Australian motorcycle dealership Motorcycle Revolution and Prancing Pony Brewery returned from the Dry Lake Racers Australia Speed Week at Lake Gairdner in the north-west of South Australia, and are pleased to announce that a Royal Enfield Continental GT now holds the Australian Land Speed Record in the class 650 MPS-PG (up to 650 cc pushrod engines using pump fuel).
“The bike had some mild internal modifications such as cams, pushrods, valves and valve springs. A Dynojet Power Commander V was also fitted and then it was dyno-tuned which netted around 40 percent more power than stock and a slightly higher rev ceiling. The fastest speed achieved by the Continental GT was 103.341 mph (166.311 km/h). The bike performed faultlessly, even in 40 plus degree heat, bouncing off the rev limiter in every gear run after run after run, a testament to the engineering that goes into these bikes from the factory,” stated Motorcycle Revolution’s Jon Guidera.
The bike’s owner, Frank Samson (head brewer, Prancing Pony Brewery), rode the bike in the record breaking runs.
The pairing of Prancing Pony Brewery and Motorcycle Revolution was assisted by Team boss Corinna and support crew Shane and Craig; Bongo Racing Team; Royal Enfield Australia and New Zealand; Moto National Accessories; Dry Lake Racers Australia.