Pink certainly stands out in a crowd. There’s just no sense trying to argue around that fact. And when you combine a pair of hot pink motorcycle wheels with a verified land speed record, you’re really talking about standing apart from the competition.
Jody Perewitz did just that last week when she surpassed 164 mph on her American V-Twin, equipped with a pair of lightweight Performance Machine Pink-Ops Assault wheels that we custom designed for this distaff driver. Jody is the daughter of Dave Perewitz, the legendary custom motorcycle builder, and she’s also the marketing coordinator for Perewitz Cycle Fabrication in Bridgewater, Mass.
Most of her biker buddies in Bridgewater have known for quite a while now that Jody’s big dream is to take on the Bonneville Salt Flats and grab up the land speed record for a woman motorcyclist. She’ll have that chance next month.
In order to prepare for that proposed 200 mph run, Jody and her pink wheels showed up at the former Loring Air Force Base in Limestone, Maine, last week to test out her new ride. Her first run, wearing shorts and sneakers, resulted in a respectable 125 mph time. Properly attired the following day, she…aw, let’s let Jody tell us the rest of the story. Here’s a portion of the message she sent us here at PM:
I just wanted to tell you that I kicked ass this weekend! Everyone LOVED my wheels! I can’t tell you how many comments I got on them. It was great. My bike stuck out!! Just what I wanted. Even my dad goes “Jode, I’m glad you talked me into those pink wheels!” I would be walking at the track and so many people came up to me and said, “Hey, you’re the girl with the pink wheels right?” They are so cool!
I ended up setting a land speed record at 164 mph for my class! Not bad for never having raced before — or even having ridden the bike until Saturday morning at the track!!! My bike went like a champ!! She has so much more to go too!! So look out Bonneville —200 mph, here I come!!!
Thank you very much for making my bike bright!!
Perewitz Cycle Fabrications
The land speed record Jody’s writing about is from the Loring Timing Association, which records speeds on the 1.5-mile flat run on the former Air Force base. Next month, Jody and her dad will trailer her pink-accented bike to the Bonneville Salt Flats with the aim of putting Jody in the record books as the first woman in history to surpass 200 mph on an American V-Twin.
We want to thank Jody for the heads-up as well as the kind words about our wheels. In addition to the shocking pink assault wheels, we contributed custom hand controls and a PM brake system — a six-piston caliper and a 13-inch rotor — all designed to get her quickly and safely across the flats.
We wish her the best of luck and good fortune next month at Bonneville and you can bet we’ll be posting a follow-up article detailing her results, once they’re known. Go get ’em, Jody![nggallery id=2]