Talan Skeels-Piggins is a man who doesn’t give up. On the contrary, after his serious motorcycle accident in 2003 he learned that he will be paralyzed from the breast downwards. He wouldn´t walk no more. Talan learned to ski and represented Great Britain at the Paralympics.
The passion for motorcycling is not to broken either. But Talan Skeels-Piggins doesn´t just want to ride, he wants to be the fastest man on two wheels. His goal: The world record at the Bonneville Salt flats in northwestern Utah. The aim is a top speed of 650 km / h. But first Talan wants to set a land speed record for disabled drivers in the UK in autumn 2016 or spring 2017. To do this, he must break only a speed record of 405 km/h this is possible in good weather conditions and a good airport runway, thinks Talan. To do this, he rebuilts a Suzuki Hayabusa together with some close friends. The frame is accordingly modified, the engine tuned and provided with a large Turbo to achieve more horsepower.
A film team accompanies Talans plans and wants to produce a documentation under the working title “Made to be broken” . To put the project finally on the legs, a kick starter web site ahs been furnished for a crowdfunding, so that the project can be realized. More info can be found here: http://madetobebroken.org/