Lorenzo's latest build is based on a '99 WR360 Husqvarna and you'd be right in thinking it doesn't look all that practical, because this beauties all about going straight and fast out on the salt. The WR360, contrary to its title, is powered by a 349cc engine allowing Lorenzo to enter the bike into the 350cc class. After a friend sold him the bike at a bargain price Lorenzo spent 10 months worth of evenings prepping it for the salt.
Aerodynamics are of course an essential part of land speed racing so Lorenzo has fit a monocoque style tank and tail section made from lightweight fiberglass to the WR360. He's also mounted a half fairing up front so he can tuck in behind it during his record attempt runs. Despite the builders Italian ancestry he's gone for an unmistakably American paint scheme reminiscent of Evel Knievel's legendary leathers.
"Wasted Years is not only my favourite Iron Maiden song, it is also a feeling I have had to sometimes fight against. Many people think that he who believes in dreams wastes his time on crazy ideas that will lead to nowhere. This bike is a tribute to all the people who believe in something, to the people who follow their dreams."
The Wasted Years WR360 is on its way to the USA now and will be taking part in Speed Week during mid August. If you happen to make it along to the salt be sure to give Lorenzo a pat on the back and wish him all the best from me.
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