A WALCHA man will have to front court, accused of leading police on a chase, reaching speeds of almost 200km per hour.
Just after 5.30pm on Thursday, the 36-year-old man was riding a dark coloured BMW bike south of Uralla on the Thunderbolts Way when highway patrol officers allegedly detected him travelling at 130km per hour in a 100 zone.
Police say they attempted to pull the motorcyclist over, but he sped off before he was clocked at 193km per hour.
The pursuit continued over a number of kilometres with Walcha police called in to assist.
The bike then allegedly continued through Walcha at more than 30 kilometres over the speed limit.
Police terminated the pursuit due to safety concerns when the bike reached 205km/h in a 100km/h an hour zone on the Oxley highway.
Officers then searched the area and found the motorcycle parked along a dirt road shortly after, near where the pursuit was called off.
A 36-year-old Walcha man was arrested after walking away from the bike.
He’s been charged with failing to stop for police under Skye’s Law and exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km per hour.
Police have confiscated the bike and his licence was suspended on the spot.
He’ll appear in Walcha Local Court on October 29.
Meanwhile, another motorcyclist has lost his licence after he was detected riding over the speed limit in Nemingha.
Highway patrol officers say just before 10pm, the 21-year-old man overtook a truck and took off before police followed.
He was detected riding at speeds of up to 170km per hour in a 100 zone.
The 21-year-old Moonbi man eventually pulled over and was issued an on-the-spot fine of $2197.
Police also suspended his licence and seized his rear registration plate.