207 MPH Rocket Bicycle Smokes A Ferrari

Ok, this is not your average bicycle, and François Gissy is not your average cyclist, but still, this video is just crazy. Clearly others agree, as it’s been viewed more than 3 million times in just a couple days.

The 32-year-old Frenchman makes several passes in the video, including breaking a Bicycle World Record at 207 miles per hour, and crushing a Ferrari 430 Scuderia in a drag race.

He hit top speed in 4.8 seconds.

Think about that: 207 miles per hour in 4.8 seconds. On a bicycle. Makes the pupils dilate just thinking about it. The record-setting run took place on November 7th of 2014, at the Circuit Paul Ricard track at Le Castellet in the South of France.

The bike was designed by Gissy’s friend Arnold Neracher. The stripped and skinny-tired rocket bike ran the quarter mile in less than 7 seconds.

Sean McCoy

Editorial Director Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.