Bonneville World’s Fastest Motorcycles

Based in Germany, chief editor for High Performance, contributor of many US magazines, book author, crossing the Atlantic many times a year to document all 2-wheel events, Horst Roesler is a very hardworking famous photographer “motographer” that I count among my good friends of the industry (he is also the only one to be able to jump with his camera above a custom motorcycle to show you he is happy to shoot it. See pic. of Horst flying above one of my bikes!). But the reason of this post is not friendship, but his recently released new book “” already a 5-star best seller on Amazon. Bonneville is the great white emptiness in the middle of the Utah desert where 150 bikes make the salt their home for one week each year in September to break the Land Speed Records in several categories. Bikers have always been interested in Bonneville. But the release of the movie “The Fastest Indian” had for effect to amplify this interest for the bikes, for the limitless salt, for the sunburned faces of the crews and riders. Several years in a row, Horst Roesler spent time in Bonneville interviewing the racers, capturing in pictures the bikes, the passion and motivation of all these men trying to reach the self-imposed goal of trying to ride faster than anyone else. High quality photography bound as a hardcover book. 129 pages.

12 Responses to “Bonneville World’s Fastest Motorcycles”

  1. 1 Speed Freak Jan 11th, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Hey, Cyril. Not agraid of this guy falling on your bikes? Need to read this ook. I am a speed demon.

  2. 2 Paul Jan 11th, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    I want to go to the Salts. And one day, I will.

  3. 3 Jan 11th, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    I agree with you about Horst, That guy never stops. Met him about 5 years ago in Daytona at a bike show.

    As far as Bonneville goes, God loves us, to prove it he gave us the Salt Flats! I’m pretty green when it comes to salt flat racing but I have been bless to spend a total of 3 weeks on the salt in the last two years. When I talk with people who talk about going to the salt some day all I can say is be careful, it won’t be your last time. People say you get salt in your veins. It happens, it is one of the great places on earth.

    I’ve seen many photos of Horst’s and many of them from the salt. I haven’t gotten a copy yet but I’m sure it’s great.


  4. 4 Jan 12th, 2008 at 11:00 am

    What did you do to Horst? I have never seen him move so much before.

  5. 5 Jan 12th, 2008 at 11:10 am

    horst rocks…prost to you horst.

  6. 6 Danny Jan 12th, 2008 at 11:16 am

    Horst Roesler, a.k.a. Jumping Horst Flash.

  7. 7 Nicker Jan 13th, 2008 at 3:28 am

    Obviously Horst is a big-time “Who” fan….:-)


  8. 8 Jan 13th, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    Horst is a cool guy and devotes so much of his time to motorcycles so that we can enjoy his photography. No matter where you are in the world, there is Horst. They broke the mold with this guy.
    Good on you mate
    Mike Kiwi Tomas

  9. 9 Jan 13th, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    What a guy! Not only cool but truly dedicated to a lifestyle that he loves! And we as riders, builders and/or enthusiast, etc etc are the richer for it. Great work Horst! You’ve turned out some awesome moments captured by your lenses.
    Cj aka Warden at

  10. 10 Charlie Lecach Jan 14th, 2008 at 10:21 am

    I already saw the book and I can tell you it’s filled with awesome photos. And Horst is one of the friendliest guys in the entire industry. Sometimes I ask myself if Horst has been cloned, as it seems like he could be at two locations at the same time. He must have enough sky miles to allow him a free trip to the moon ! Cheers Horst !

  11. 11 Jan 15th, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    I always enjoy spending time with other photographers but I really look forward to seing Horst and Frank out at the events, great conversations with them, much respect to them and looking forward to enjoying this book! ~Sara Liberte

  12. 12 Jul 13th, 2009 at 11:27 am

    I had, what may seem to be a Rare opportunity, to work with horst for 3 days about 2 weeks ago during the J&P Cycles Open House and for a few days after that shooting motorcycles for the National Motorcycle Museum. This guy never stops, we were on a constant run from 8 am until 10 pm when we scouted our last location on Monday.
    You can always learn a great deal from Horst just by talking to him for a few minutes.
    If you ever see him at an event, take just a second to shake hands, then let him go, he still has about 5,000 images to shoot that day alone.

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