Motorcyclist nabbed at over 220km/h on Sydney motorway
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A man has been nabbed by Australian police doing more than double the speed limit in one of the first weekend’s since the end of Sydney's lockdown.
NSW Police say the motorcycle rider was caught doing 224km/h on the M1 motorway near Helensburgh south of Sydney on Sunday morning. The speed limit on this section of road is 110km/h.
The roads through and around the Royal National Park south of Sydney are popular with motorbike riders.
The 33-years-old rider of the red Ducati Panigale was hit with a $2547 fine and had his licence suspended for six months on the spot according to the NSW Highway Patrol Facebook.
Surprisingly the police were unable to impound the motorcycle.
Police are unable to impound a vehicle if it is registered to a business or someone other than the rider or driver caught breaking the law.
The Ducati Panigale is one of the fastest and powerful road bikes in the world.
The Moto GP derived engine makes a whopping 158kW and 124Nm and screams up to 13,000rpm, which is an amazing amount of power for a bike that weighs less than 200kg.
To put thar in perspective a high-powered Lamborghini Aventador Supercar has more than 500kW of power but weighs about 1700kg.
The high power to weight ratio enables the Ducati to accelerate to 100km/h in a little more than three seconds on the way to a top speed of almost 300km/h.