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Frenchman rides bicycle to 207 mph record

Rocket bike vs. Ferrari

Talk about a performance enhancement.

French démon de la vitesse Francois Gissy has set a new speed record of 207 mph on his rocket-powered bike.

Not a proper motorbike, mind you, but a narrow-framed, skinny-tired bicycle fitted with three hydrogen peroxide rockets that accelerated it to that record speed in under 5 seconds.

The feat was accomplished at the Circuit Paul Ricard in France, where he left a Ferrari 430 supercar in the dust for effect.

The record, which translates to 333 km/h bested his old mark of 285 km/h and exceeded the 300 km/h rating of the bike’s specially mad tires, but it still may not be fast enough for Gissy.

According to, Gissy says that with a few modifications the bike could hit 400 km/h, nearly 250 mph, in under two seconds.