Alan Thoresen's Member Page
Member: thor7
Name: Alan Thoresen
From: Hamilton, New Zealand
Gender: Male
Riding For: 46 years
Member Info: I have been riding Bikes since the 70s, and did a bit of road racing, as well as drag strip runs. I have owned dozens of bikes over the years, starting from Yamaha FS1, Honda CB 350 ( Brand new (NZ$999), Kawasaki H2 750 ( Brand New - First Model ($NZ1849) ( 3 of these all first model - two were worked ( performance enhanced and customised) ,Kawasaki ZI 900(The first Model - Brand new NZ$2349 - acheived 11.89 sec on 1/4 mile on this stock bike - very quick machine) Yamaha SC500 (Street Legal) Suzuki TS250, Suzuki T350, Suzuki TR250 Factory Road Racer,Suzuki 750 Triple (Water Bus) - ( 3 of these two first model and one twin disc model) Yamaha IT 175, Yamaha Ag 100, Suzuki TS 400, Kawasaki S1 350 Triple, Suzuki GS1000 - Had this beautiful fast bike stolen while in Sydney Australia, Kawasaki Z1000 MKII( Ex NSW Police) - brought this back to NZ. Yamaha 400 V twin, Kawasaki GPZ1000RX Ninja -Big Black and Beautiful! Current Classic Bike. Have also added a ZZR1100 Kawasaki, A Kawasaki 1100 B1 Bored to 1300, and the latest addition to the family is a Kawasaki ZX1400, which I have started to run on the drag strip. Still love riding, Drag Racing and going on rides/rallys etc. Have run the Kawasaki ZX14 at Meremere , Taupo, Masterton and Tokoroa Drag Strips, and managed to take out A/MB and AA/MB National records, Runner up in Modified Bike in the NZDRA 2007 Points series and Winner of the Champion Dragway 2007 points series. Runner up in Modified Bike in the NZDRA Points Series 2008. Ran the Kawasaki ZX14 to 212mph in practicing for Landspeed racing. Took the Kawasaki ZX-14 to Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah , USA in August 2007 for Speed week. With Traction issues on salt only ran to 180mph. Ran the Kawasaki ZX-14 Black Thunder in Production Class. Still experiencing wheel spin. 181.9mph with rear wheel spinning to 210mph. Will be returning to Bonneville in 2009 for speed week, to reattempt record challenge. - Ran 198.702 mph - still wheelspinning at that speed clocking rear wheel at 220mph! Have added a second Kawasaki ZX-14 2008 Model "Black Thunder II" to my collection. 2010 Added a Third Kawasaki 2007 ZX14 "Black Thunder III" to the Black Thunder Racing Team.
1986 Kawasaki GPZ 1000

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1996 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 / ZX11

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2006 Kawasaki ZZR 1400

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Info: Holder of NZDRA National Records for A/MB and AA/MB class as at Janualry 1st 2008. Top Speed attained in Testing for Bonneville Speed week - 212MPH / 340kph
2008 Kawasaki ZZR 1400

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2007 Kawasaki ZZR 1400

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Info: Alan Thoresen and his Kawasaki ZX14 on the Bonneville Salt Flats at Bonneville Speedweek 2007
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Alan Thoresen on his Kawasaki ZX-14 with 212mph / 340kph speed testing run - Hamilton New Zealand
Bike: 2006 Kawasaki ZZR 1400
Length: 8 seconds
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A Selection of Drag Bikes in NZ Including Alan Thoresen''s Kawasaki Zx14 "Black Thunder"
Bike: 2006 Kawasaki ZZR 1400
Length: 494 seconds
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