Thursday, July 9, 2015

Triumph Motorcycles Bonneville Land Speed Record: Guy Martin Will Be the Rider

Triumph Motorcycles Will Attempt New World Land Speed Record In August 2015. Guy Martin Confirmed As Pilot.

Triumph Motorcycles wants to bring the World Land speed Record back home with TT legend and adrenaline junkie Guy Martin confirmed as the pilot. The FIM Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) world record attempt will take place at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah August 24-27, 2015. While the current record stands at 376.363 mph, the Triumph team is aiming to surpass that over the measured mile.

The Triumph Rocket III Streamliner is powered by two 2.3-litre Triumph Rocket III engines, producing 1,000 bhp. It features a carbon Kevlar monocoque construction with two turbocharged Triumph Rocket III engines producing a combined 1,000 bhp at 9,000 rpm. The motorcycle is 25.5′ long, 2′ wide and 3′ tall. Powered by methanol fuel, the bike is competing in the Division C (streamlined motorcycle) category. 
Piloting the purpose built Triumph Rocket Streamliner will be Isle of Man TT racer, truck mechanic and TV presenter Guy Martin. Well known for his love of speed, Guy is relishing the prospect of bringing the land speed record back to Triumph and the UK after an absence of 45 years.

Triumph has a long legacy of smashing the land speed record and held the title of “World’s Fastest Motorcycle” from 1955 to 1970 with the exception of a brief 33-day period. The record-breaking Triumph streamliners of that period were 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 bar, held by Rocky Robinson since 2010 riding the Top Oil-Ack Attack streamliner, sits at 376.363 mph (605.697 km/h).

Final testing is scheduled at the Bonneville Salt Flats in mid-July. To follow the progress of the world land speed record attempt, visit Triumph Land Speed and Guy Martin Racing.

Triumph Motorcycles Upcoming World Land Speed Record Attempt With  Guy Martin As Pilot