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"The Coolest Show on Earth"
April 29, 2018 10am to 4pm
Half Moon Bay (CA) Airport

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Ack Attack - world's fastest motorcycle

Ack Attack Sets A Motorcycle Land Speed Record of 376 mph

On September 25, 2010, the Top 1 Ack Attack became the world's fastest motorcycle by achieving an average speed, in both directions across a measured mile, of 605.697 km/h (376.363 mph) at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah.

Ack Attack
The super sleek Ack Attack Holds the Motorcycle Streamliner World Land Speed Record of 376 mph.

The Ack Attack's peak speed was officially recorded at 634.217 km/h (394.084 mph).

This record-setting run marked the third time in four years the Ack Attack had broken the motorcycle land-speed record.

The record was confirmed and certified by the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), which is the world's leading regulatory authority for motorsports racing.

The Ack Attack's record was also recorded in the 2012 edition of the Guinness World Records.

The next challenge for Team Ack Attack? “In June, we’re headed to the Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia to try and break the 400 mph mark,” said crew chief Ken Puccio. The flats, located in Southern Bolivia near the country's Tunupa volcano, make up the world's largest salt desert, around 11,000 km sq. The salt flats themselves are 3,600m above sea level in the Andes and “maybe the only place in the world we can achieve our goal of breaking the 400 mph mark,” said Puccio.

Uyuni salt flats in Southern Bolivia where Team Ack Attack will attempt to break the 400 mph mark

Designed and built from the ground up by Mike Akatiff, the Ack Attack's bullet-shaped chassis is made from chromoly tubing.

The motorcycle streamliner is powered by two 1,299 cc (79.3 cu in) Suzuki Hayabusa turbocharged engines, which produce more than 900 horsepower, and runs on Mickey Thompson tires.

While pursuing the land-speed record, the Ack Attack experienced a number of failed attempts, including runs which ended in spectacular crashes.

The 159 square miles of salt flats at Bonneville have been the site of world speed records since the 1930s. The densely packed salt on a glacial lakebed is almost perfectly flat and its uninterrupted span allows vehicles to reach high speeds. Time trials are run on the salt flats in the fall of each year after rain and heat packs the track.

The Ack Attack will be on display at the Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Half Moon Bay Airport.

Mike Akatiff, Owner

The Ack Attack on display at Pacific Coast Dream Machines

Mike Akatiff is the owner of Ack Technologies, an avionics company, and is a motorcycle racer, machinist, mechanic, and parts builder. Akatiff first became interested in setting the motorcycle land-speed record in 2002. He dedicated a large portion of his company facility in Northern California to designing and constructing the Ack Attack, and assembled a team of old friends help build the motorcycle.

Crew

The Ack Attack Team
  • Ken Puccio, Crew Chief, spent many hours welding the chromoly steel frame and fabricating sheet metal parts.
  • Frank Milburn, Chief Machinist, had 50 years experience.
  • Jim True was the first member of the team and an experienced land-speed racer.
  • Greg Akatiff, Electronics, is Mike Akatiff's youngest son, who handled all of the onboard video, cockpit recording, and engine management system.

Riders

  • Rocky Robinson (2006 – current) was the rider for each of the record-breaking runs, on September 3, 2006, September 26, 2008, and September 25, 2010
  • Sam Wheeler (2006, Lake Gairdner, Australia)
  • John Noonan (2005, Bonneville, Utah)
  • Jimmy Odom (2004 – 2005)

LOCATION & DATES

Half Moon Bay Airport
Half Moon Bay, California

April 29, 2018
10am – 4pm

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