How top fuel motorcycle dirt drag racing has escaped my attention until now is an unforgivable crime, and it’s time to make up for it.


The races have been a thing for nearly two decades, starting with hillclimbers that were bored of waiting for their chance to run up a mountain. That meant the first batches of bikes were Japanese dirt bikes with small tanks and extended swingarms, but they eventually evolved into big bore Harleys that can run on anything from gas to nitro methane with no rear suspension and no limit on the size of the rear tires that look like they were pulled off a small tractor.

Here, just watch:

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