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Old 10-06-2009, 09:25 PM   #21
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It appears from their website that most of the tracks are made from different kinds of gravel and dirt to test industrial tires.
Some are paved and there is a road course but it isn't for our kinda riding.

I remember one of the magazines doing a 24hr speed record attempt at a secret test track in west Texas, on a bike. I bet it was this place. They talked about how exciting it was to pin the throttle and not let off until it was time to pit for gas and rider change.
The scary part was after it got dark, they knew the possibility was there, for a rabbit or deer to walk out on the track. At the speeds they were going, they were overdriving the headlights by a huge margin and they could have done nothing if something got in the way.
It must have been a great relief when the sun came up.

Maybe one of you genius' could google it...
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:31 PM   #22
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This was copied from the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum website:

A decade later (this would have been in 1986), Paul Dean led a Cycle World effort to break that same record with Suzuki’s new GSX-R750. This time, the attempt was conducted at a five-mile-long tire-testing track in Laredo, Texas, using stock motorcycles picked by Cycle World directly off Suzuki’s production line. Despite a few difficulties along the way, the Cycle World team was successful in breaking the record, and the magazine’s ensuing article chronicling the attempt helped Suzuki’s radical new sportbike establish itself as a world-class performer.

Since it mentions Laredo maybe it wasn't the same track.
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:35 PM   #23
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Well I been Googling my ownself now that my friends at MH told me how and it turns out the facility used for the Cycle World test was probably; MBTech Auto Testing Properties tire test facility outside Laredo.
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