The speeds have NOT changed.
Cliff's 2008 fatal streamliner crash happened
in the vicinity of 230 MPH, in the 500cc class.
B. Johnson's 1962 650cc record at Bonneville (60 years ago...)
was 230 MPH in a Triumph single-engine streamliner.
Dave Owen's 2008 crash began just before he entered
the Maxton traps at about 185 MPH.
In the 1960's and early '70's, Harleys, Triumphs,
and even Royal Enfield were running over 200 MPH.
Dave Owen was my crew chief at Bonneville in 2008,
and saw Jason McVicar's 244 MPH crash.
My bike, Jason riding !
David Edwards, this past summer
suffered this 177 MPH Bonneville crashhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Vd3jbZpHoE
Both Crashes were "street bikes",
and both were very survivable
Neither Bonneville crashes were"speed wobbles !"
None of the three ECTA crash deaths were "wobbles."
Jerry's crash was probably well below 150 MPH,
maybe even as low as 90 MPH.
The two other ECTA deaths were below 200 MPH.Speed is NOT the issue.Wobbles are NOT the issue.