Minnesota man aims to break world's fastest electric motorcycle record

Kevin Clemens of Lake Elmo already owns the national land-speed record for electric motorcycles at 61.538 mph, but now he wants to up that mark by about 39 mph faster. Clemens says he plans later this month to return to Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats -- where he set the national record -- to attempt reaching 100 mph for a new world record.
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Kevin Clemens of Lake Elmo already owns the national land-speed record for electric motorcycles at 61.538 mph, but now he wants to up that mark by about 39 mph faster. Clemens says he plans later this month to return to Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats -- where he set the national record -- to attempt reaching 100 mph for a new world record.

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