Just like the World's Fastest Indian, the Ack Attack Streamliner is essentially a motorcycle encased in an aerodynamic shell, with retractable "landing gear" wheels that fold up when it's in motion. The carbon fiber shell and a roll cage hide a chrome-moly frame, within which rests two heavily modified Hayabusa engines, displacing a combined 2.6 liters. Seven inch thick front and nine inch thick rear Mickey Thompson automotive tires lay the power to the ground.
So, if you thought aerial motorcycle acrobatics were scary, consider how good it must have felt for team owner Mike Akatiff, driver Rocky Robinson, and the Ack Attack team when their streamliner rolled to a stop following their record-setting run; it's gotta be an incredible feeling... at least until the next time the record is broken.
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