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Robert Bud Schmitt, now 81 years old, built and rode THE MONSTER a two engine Harley Davidson motorcycle which ran at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1955.
The engines were eighty-inch knuckleheads with 12:1 fuel burning pistons and Bus Schaller reground cams and a carburetor on each cylinder.
In 2005, the 50 year anniversary of his run, Bud returned to the Salt Flats and raced a V Rod.
Best speed – 125 mph.
In 2006, Bud crashed the V Rod at 125 mph and walked away after sliding 500 feet on his stomach. This is the longest recorded slide at the Flats.
In 2007 Bud rode the V Rod again best speed 132 mph.
In 2008 Buds best speed was 169 mph.
Bud plans to live to be 100 but will race until he is 92.
Video via filmfischer