We have to confess, we’re sort of getting addicted to all the POV videos done by people who use the GoPro® HD Cameras on YouTube. We’ve seen drag racers, sky divers, hang gliders, snow boarders and even truck drivers who have strapped this rugged recording device to their dash boards, helmets and fenders. It never gets old.
This time through, we thought we would show you what a drag bike run looks like up close. Don’t blink though, because it’s over before you can pronounce the word “Hayabusa.” And that’s the bike that our featured rider, Bud Yoder, is trying desperately to hold onto today.
The Suzuki Hayabusa is considered one of, if not THE, fastest motorcycle in standard production today. It has since been challenged, but not officially overtaken by the Kawasaki Ninja ZX…yet. The Hayabusa boasts top speeds of 188 to 194 miles per hour, depending on fuel type. The one in the video we feature today has a few more tricks under the tank that make it even faster.
Bud Yoder is considered one of the hardest racers on the MIROCK Pro Street Bike Drag circuit. In 2009, he recorded the fastest ever time on his street-legal dragbike to the division’s quickest and fastest run – 7.115 at 203.92 mph. His bike deals out a stunning 500+ hp with a turbo-charged inline 4 cylinder. In this video, he’s riding the Ronnie Mitchell built “Rizzo” hot pink Hayabusa. It may look like a Trapper Keeper from a student’s book bag in the 80s, but it’s all grunt and no bunt.
So why keep talking? Let’s start rocking. Here’s Yoder’s amazing run from October 2009, captured in glorious HD.
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