Triumph All Set to Make New Land Speed Attempt

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Land Speed Record is all about making giant machines and the new name in this row is Triumph Motorcycles. Triumph is a well known British motorcycle brand which is taking part in Bonneville Salt Flats in August 2016 to break the motorcycle world land speed record. To make that record, the Rocket Streamliner will have to cross 376.363 mph, and for that, they have to build 1,000 bhp Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner. Guy Martin is going to pilot Triumph Streamliner at Bonneville Salt Flats, and he cannot be more excited. Guy Martin is a TT racer with a multiple speed record is Triumph’s first choice.

Triumph is not a new brand which is taking the challenge for the very first time. The brand held the record of ‘World’s Fastest Motorcycle’ from 1955 to 1970. Currently, the record held by Rocky Robinson since 2010 riding the Top Oil-Ack Attack streamliner, sits at 376.363 mph.

Guy Martin expressed his eagerness for this new attempt: “I can’t wait to take the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner onto the salt at Bonneville for the first time this summer. The Triumph engineers have built an amazing machine, giving us the very best chance to beat the two-wheeled land speed record.”

The Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner has a carbon Kevlar monocoque construction, and two turbocharged Triumph Rocket III engines that can produce a combined 1,000 bhp at 9,000 rpm. The motorcycle is developed by Triumph, Hot Rod Conspiracy, and Carpenter Racing. Triumph Infor is 25.5 feet long, 2 feet wide and 3 feet tall and powered by methanol fuel. The bike is competing in the Division C (streamlined motorcycle) category.

The first T120 Bonneville model was unveiled at the Earls Court Bike Show and went on sale in 1959. The current fastest land speed record for a car is 1227.98 km/h by Andy Green a Royal Air Force pilot in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, USA. The Thrust SSC was powered by two Rolls-Royce Spey 202 jet engines generating 50,000 lb of thrust and it holds the Guinness Book of World Records.

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