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...Rollie Free raised the American motorcycle speed record by riding the very first Vincent HRD to a speed of 150.313 mph.

Free had developed special leather gear and wearing it, reached 147mph. On his last attempt he discarded them and wore only a Speedo bathing suit, a shower cap, and a pair of borrowed sneakers allowing him to go over 150mph.



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Any these days any muppet can hit 150mph sat upright - fully clothed on lots of bikes..

But agreed - back then - he was a pioneer. - with a special shaped rear fender for his bits.
 
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