Triumph goes for speed record on US salt flats

Guy Martin rides the 1000bhp bike to a new record Guy Martin smashes Triumph record in this 1000bhp motorcycle
UK motorbike manufacturer, Triumph, has reached its fastest ever speed bringing it a step closer to achieving the world record.

The Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner has become the world’s fastest Triumph after reaching 274.2mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats. The ‘bike’ was piloted by racer Guy Martin, who broke the previous record of 245.6mph.

The bike had been heavily customised for the run, including a streamlined carbon Kevlar monocoque surround and two turbocharged Triumph Rocket III engines totally 2970cc produced a combined 1,000+bhp.

The Triumph infor Rocket features Carbon Kevlar monocoque construction with two turbocharged Triumph Rocket III engines producing a combined 1,000+ HP.

This record brings the bike manufacturer a step closer to Triumph’s and Martin’s ultimate goal of breaking the world two wheeled land speed record of 376.4mph. Triumph put a team together including aerodynamic engineer Matt Markstaller and engine builder Bob Carpenter with the goal of a 400mph plus record-breaking run.

After the run, Martin said: “We are moving in the right direction, but it is just one step on the way to what me and team are here to do.”

Triumph has a history of breaking the land speed record, holding the title of ‘World's Fastest Motorcycle’ between 1955 to 1970.

Justin Cunningham

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