Dennis Manning and the BUB 7 team announce racer Trevo Richter, who will lead the quest to regain the title of fastest motorcycle in the world.
Richter will break the current average two-mile mile record of 376.156 miles per hour
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame member Denis Manning and his BUB 7 team are excited to announce that lifelong racer Trev Richter of Hunter Sills Racing will take the seat of their new streamlined BUB 7.1 motorcycle this fall. Richter (48) has been on two wheels since childhood, first as a BMX rider and then switched to motorcycles for dirty, sporty, adventure and land bikes. Richter currently works as a professional adventure motorcycle trainer and holds several speed records on land AMA, FIM and SCTA in both streamlined and unfair 1000cc motorcycle classes.
“Trev was the perfect choice to return the record for the BUB 7.1 streamliner,” says Denis Manning, owner of the BUB 7 team.
“Since he started racing in 2017, his natural riding talents have forced him to earn five (5) world and national top speed records in a very short time. He possesses the innate abilities we sought; abilities that have been honed as a successful off-road racer, ground and ground speed racer and adventure riding coach. We are convinced that he needs talent, wisdom and will to make it happen. “
The streamlined mechanism, called BUB 7.1 to distinguish it from the previous BUB 7, mimics the design of its predecessor with a unique aerodynamic shape, according to Manning, inspired by salmon coho and provides an incredibly low drag coefficient, measured at 0.08. All components of the motorcycle are designed by Manning and his team to order, including a specially built turbocharged V-4 engine and a chassis with a carbon fiber monocoque.
Manning has been developing and racing on streamlined motorcycles for more than 50 years, first setting a record with Cal Reyborn at 265,492 miles per hour in 1970. He and his team held the record from 2006 to 2008 at 350,884 miles per hour and again in 2009 when it was sawed by Chris Carr. the average speed in both directions is 367.382 miles per hour at the Bonneville salt flats in Utah. Manning’s current average mileage record was set in September 2010 at a speed of 376.156 mph in Rocky Robinson’s designed by Mike Akatif Ack Attack.
“It’s an honor to work with a veteran ground speed champion like Denis Manning. His knowledge and experience are unparalleled, and he knows how to win in extreme land races, ”says Richter.
“To win ground races, you need optimal power, traction and aerodynamics. BUB 7.1 combines all these factors in a perfect combination. I look forward to following in the footsteps of Kel Reyburn and Chris Carr, who put Dennis ’design in the record books.”
Dennis Manning, nicknamed “BUB” since childhood, began his motorcycle career as part of the US Drag Racing team in England at the age of 19. Ever since he saw Mickey Thompson running around Bonneville, Manning has spent his entire life trying to do with motorcycles what Mickey did with cars. In doing so, he set more speed records on land than anyone. He and his team first set a motorcycle record in 1970 at Harley-Davidson, followed by the world’s fastest Triumph, the world’s fastest Norton, the world’s fastest single-engine motorcycle, the world’s fastest single-engine conventional motorcycle and the world’s fastest . – motorcycle. Manning is the founder of the International Motorcycle Speed Test from BUB (now Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials), was named AMA “Athlete of the Year” in 2004 for his contribution to the sport and was inducted into the AMA Hall of Fame in 2006.
About Hunter Sills Racing
Hunter Sills Racing is a professional land racing team founded in 2004, whose leading racers (Erin Sills, Trev Richter and the late Andy Sills) have earned more than 45 world and national records, 2 Guinness Book records, a mile to Mahava. Club membership 200 mph, membership in Mojave Magnum 200 mph, membership in BUB 201 mph, membership in Bonneville SCTA 200 mph, membership in El Mirage SCTA 200 mph, top average speed of 238 m / h, as well as the title of the fastest BMW in the world.