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This Professional Motorcycle Racer Just Did 0-248 MPH In Under 30 Seconds

It kind of makes 0-60 mph runs look weak.

The sensation of speed on a motorcycle versus in a car is very different. Needless to say 248 mph feels a lot faster—and is much more dangerous—on the back of a motorcycle. That speed was recently hit by Kenan Sofuoglu, a Turkish professional motorcycle racer. Sofuoglu made his run on a Kawasaki Ninja H2R and had the Izmit Bay Bridge (located near Istanbul) closed for the attempt. Hitting 248 mph took 26 seconds, with the time at high speeds purposefully kept low to reduce the chance of a tire blowing out.

The Bugatti Chiron hitting 236 mph at Le Mans was impressive, but this new world record may edge it out. Check out the video of Sofuoglu’s run and then decide for yourself.

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