Well, if it wasn't for the Macedonians, we'd be speaking Persian.
Yes, It's a specialized drag bike, with pretty bits, and after he gets it working, he plans to put a shell on it and go faster.
As noted above, ( and by me yesterday ) The streamliners get real expensive if you want to set the record. If the early Dustbin fairings hadn't had stability issues, bikes would all be far more aero... but rules against full fairings keep the speed down. Eventually the Moto GP class will be fist sized nuclear motors, and antimatter will still be outlawed. ( and the front wheel will still be exposed. )
The Klingons allow antimatter engines in their GP bikes...and the Romulans use miniature black holes...The Ferengi stole both designs....but the Federation teams have the handling and the temporal warp brakes and the anti-gravity buffers.
Did you know it was claimed the Burt Munro hand cast his pistons on the beach, claiming that the silicon in the sand in that particular beach made the metal stronger?? fact or fiction??? The first Hypereutropic pistons???
I have had too much coffee today...bwahhhhhhhhhhhh
Too funny, for the most part, if it weren't for the British, most of us wouldn't be here, and all the Italian, French, German, and other hyphenated Americans would be running amok causing all kinds of trouble.