There's a good reason modern sportbikes are fitted with fairings. Not only do they slice through the atmosphere with impressive aerodynamic efficiency, they also protect the rider from windblast, making it easier to hold onto the handlebars at triple-digit speeds. It's no small feat to hold onto a naked bike at 150 mph, to say nothing of an unthinkable speed like 254.449 mph. Yet that's exactly how fast Tampa, Florida's Bill Warner went on his naked Suzuki Hayabusa earlier this spring at the Texas Mile in Goliad, obliterating every unfaired speed record. This was the first, and remains the only, officially recorded pass over 250 mph on a naked bike, ever. Talk about forearms of steel!