Motorcycle land speed record holder Bill Warner dies in record-breaking attempt

Monday 15th, July 2013 / 16:45

Motorcycle racer Bill Warner died after he lost control of his bike in an attempt to break his current land speed record.

The 44-year-old was clocked at 285 miles per hour when his bike veered off the paved runway on Sunday at The Maine Event on Loring Air Force Base.

According to The Argus Leader, Warner was couscous and talking right after the crash, but he was pronounced dead at a local hospital a little more than an hour after the accident.

The story says his modified turbocharged Suzuki Hayabusa previously hit 311 mph in 1.5 miles on the same course in 2011, but he was trying to break the 300 mph mark in less than a mile.

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