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    journalism?

    Bugger me. Was this story put together by an adult? It has all the hallmarks of a story built on fragments swiped off social media and glued together by someone with a deadline and no interest in anything but filling a space.
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    That is the sad state of journalism these days I'm afraid...

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    Yup, a lot of it re-hashed from the original article. Shame no mention is made of the other vehicles running that day.
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    Not that bad for fluff news lol

    But “ hundreds “ of people worked on the bike....
    “7000hrs” of standing around drinking beer looking at the bike...

    Is there a post classic land speed class or something?

    And Bonneville, surely an off the shelf 999cc four would beat that record????

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    The "homemade" description is unfair and condescending as well but typical media hype I guess.
    Homemade, would have been more accurately "custom built"
    And by people who know what they are doing. Again, media speak, easily overlookes as the truth of the story is quite apparent...
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    stuff.co.nz =/= journalism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laava View Post
    The "homemade" description is unfair and condescending as well but typical media hype I guess.
    Homemade, would have been more accurately "custom built"
    And by people who know what they are doing. Again, media speak, easily overlookes as the truth of the story is quite apparent...
    If it was described as "custom built" everyone (ie average stuff reader) would have been thinking West Cost choppers. There was a pretty good interview on RNZ with the guy and one of the questions asked was "surely it would be eaier with a modern off the shelf bike" (so the interviewer wasn't completely brain dead) and the builder explained it was the spirit of Munro, making something old do the job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by george formby View Post
    Yup, a lot of it re-hashed from the original article. Shame no mention is made of the other vehicles running that day.
    I was there, the Gen 1 turbo Bus from down south did 328kph and fastest he's been (he did PB at the drags at Ruapuna today) , the GSXR 1100 with 70k on it was trying for original top speed but didnt quite, electric bike was interesting and a daily ride, a 70cc 2stroke the noisiest thing there was pretty cool. A KTM 1290 something did a cracking long wheelie OAB wouldve been proud of

    Long day and a fair bit of sitting about waiting.....Sport Demons (?) on the Kwaka which detonated badley , headgasket and oil over the back tyre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dadpole View Post
    Bugger me. Was this story put together by an adult? It has all the hallmarks of a story built on fragments swiped off social media and glued together by someone with a deadline and no interest in anything but filling a space.
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    burt munro never set any world records nor did the sidecar mentioned here set one at bonneville either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mulletman View Post
    I was there, the Gen 1 turbo Bus from down south did 328kph and fastest he's been (he did PB at the drags at Ruapuna today) , the GSXR 1100 with 70k on it was trying for original top speed but didnt quite, electric bike was interesting and a daily ride, a 70cc 2stroke the noisiest thing there was pretty cool. A KTM 1290 something did a cracking long wheelie OAB wouldve been proud of

    Long day and a fair bit of sitting about waiting.....Sport Demons (?) on the Kwaka which detonated badley , headgasket and oil over the back tyre.
    interesting that there was a speed record event near reporoa less than a month ago, wonder why they didn't use that to shake it down before the weekends one. they may have been able to be succesful this weekend after all

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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    burt munro never set any world records nor did the sidecar mentioned here set one at bonneville either.
    This is the 'news' organisation that once breathlessly anounced a "New World Record' for swimming Cook Strait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    interesting that there was a speed record event near reporoa less than a month ago, wonder why they didn't use that to shake it down before the weekends one. they may have been able to be succesful this weekend after all
    Didnt some H2Rs crack 200mph then ?

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