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triumph and guy martin go for land speed record

Triumph and Guy Martin will try to break the motorcycle world land speed record this month using a purpose-built 1000bhp Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner. The attempt on the record – which stands at 376.363mph – will be made on the legendary salt flats of Bonneville, USA.

The carbon Kevlar monocoque construction bike features two turbocharged Triumph Rocket III engines producing a combined 1000bhp at 9000rpm. The motorcycle is 25.5 feet long, two feet wide and three feet tall. Powered by methanol, the bike is competing in the Division C (streamlined motorcycle) category.

Triumph has a history of breaking the land speed record, holding the title of ‘World’s Fastest Motorcycle’ between 1955 to 1970 (with the exception of 33 days). The record-breaking Triumph Streamliners included: Devil’s Arrow, Texas Cee-gar, Dudek Streamliner and Gyronaut X1, the former achieving a top speed of 245.667 mph (395.28 km/h). Today’s record was set by Rocky Robinson in 2010 riding the Top Oil-Ack Attack streamliner.

The iconic Bonneville name was conceived following Johnny Allen’s land-speed record runs at the Salt Flats in September 1956, when he reached the record breaking speed of 193.72mph. The first T120 Bonneville model was unveiled at the Earls Court Bike Show and went on sale in 1959.

To follow the progress of the world land speed record attempt, please visit www.Triumph.co.uk

 

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