The Asymmetric Aero is a motorcycle racing gem located in the Museum’s Race Track. It was produced by the esteemed builder and racer Alp Sungurtekin in 2014, and after securing eight world records, found its new home in the Haas Moto Museum in 2019. One of the records includes 175.625 mph at El Mirage Dry Lake, California in the Unstreamlined class. Alp told The Vintagent, prior to the aforementioned record, that he believed his engine would produce 150hp at 160 + mph. Of course, expectations were exceeded. A clip can be seen below.
Among many others, two key factors allowed Alp and this motorcycle to reach record-breaking speeds. The Asymmetric Aero doesn’t have the typical wind-deflecting bodywork of land speed racers. In addition, the asymmetric handlebars allow the racer to twist their shoulders perpendicular to the ground which also reduces wind drag.