Many say the bike couldn't have been going that fast.
Samuel Tilley got the ticket September 18th on Highway 61. He just graduated last year from high school. Despite numerous requests, he's declined interviews.
Among those on his side is the editor-in-chief of Cycle World magazine in California. He says Tilley's bike would have needed an add-on turbo charger to go faster than 165 miles-an-hour.
Editor David Edwards says it's a feat many professionals at speed trials haven't been able to accomplish.
Police aren't backing down, however, and Tilley is due in court next month.