Triumph's Rocket Streamliner To Attempt To Beat World Land Speed Record

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British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph has confirmed that it will be returning to the Bonneville Salt Flats to once again lay claim to the Motorcycle World Land Speed Record.

The machine of choice for Triumph's latest attempt to enter the history books is the kevlar-body, Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner which will be ridden by Isle of Man TT racer, Guy Martin.

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Martin and the Triumph Rocket Streamliner will attempt to break the 605.69km/h record set on September 25, 2010 by Rocky Robinson in the Top 1 Ack Attack Streamliner Motorcycle.

The Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner is powered by two turbocharged versions of the Triumph's Rocket III engine. The methanol drinking engines will produce a combined 1,000bhp at 9,000rpm, along with over 678Nm of torque.

The Rocket Streamliner features a Carbon Kevlar monocoque construction and is 25.5 feet long, 2 feet wide, and 3 feet tall.

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Guy Martin said, "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."

Triumph held the title of "World's Fastest Motorcycle" from 1955 to 1970 with the exception of a brief 33-day period in 1956.

Triumph's iconic Bonneville bike 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 311.76km/h.

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Story first published: Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 12:36 [IST]
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