As gearheads, we’re all a little weird. We see the world in a different way than the average person on the street. There’s a reason that the tears flow like water at the awards ceremony that closes out Drag Week, or why grown men become weeping puddles when awarded a simple red hat on the unforgiving salt of Bonneville. These are things that hold great meaning to us and in this video James Hoegh does a better job explaining the feelings and that meaning (unintentionally or not) better than most anyone we can remember. There is a genuine sincerity and reverence in his tone that can’t be faked and that speaks right to the core of what it is to go fast, to achieve things, and to push your own boundaries. To quote our pal Keith Turk, this is “magical” stuff.
Hoegh ran the bike you’ll see in the video to a terminal velocity of more than 172 MPH on the salt at the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials which are sanctioned by the AMA this year. It set a record there as the fastest “big block” V-Twin American motorcycle ever. (We’re not sure if that means ever at the BUB speed trials or ever as in LSR racing…forgive our ignorance).
This is two and a half minutes very well spent!
Press play below and listen to James Hoegh speak the truth!