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Old 09-03-2008, 09:38 PM
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Default Motorcyclist killed at Bonneville.

This week is BUB, which is a motorcycle LSR event at Bonneville. Cliff Gullett was piloting a 500cc Yamaha streamliner bike at over 200mph when the bike crashed for unknown reasons. IIRC, his team of Costella-Gullett set the LSR in his class two weeks ago during Speedweek.

While there were 5 crashes during speedweek, none were fatal. The same safety equipment is used for BUB, but unfortunately it was not enough.

I didn't meet Cliff, but I probably saw him while I was there. Prayers out to his family and friends, Godspeed Cliff.


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Old 09-03-2008, 09:51 PM
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Sad to hear. I'm sure that motorcycle safety equipment cannot be as safe by the nature of the vehicle.

RIP Cliff
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