A dare devil motorcyclist who was trying to break 300 mph on his custom Suzuki Hayabusa was killed Sunday at an event in Limestone, Maine. 

Bill Warner, 44, had reached approximately 285 mph when he lost control of the motorcycle, veering wildly off the runway and crashing. In 2011, Warner hit 311 mph on Hayabusa, which currently stands as the land speed record for a conventional motorcycle. Warner was conscious and speaking after the crash, but later died at the hospital. According to local officials, the remainder of the event, which had attracted 400 spectators, was canceled. 

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[via NY Daily News]