Guy Martin will race a Triumph at Bonneville in an attempt to break the land speed record.
Triumph Rocket Streamliner is the machine Guy Martin will race this year at Bonneville Salt Flats, on August 24–27. The british company wants to become once more the World’s Fastest Motorcycle, a title that can be achieved during the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) event.
The motorcycle will enter the race in the Division C (streamlined motorcycle) category. Guy Martin has to break the current record standing at 376.363 mph (605.68 km/h) and that won’t be an easy job for the Tourist Trophy road racer. The 2015 Triumph Rocket Streamliner has a carbon Kevlar monocoque and is powered by two turbocharged, methanol fueled, Triumph Rocket III engines capable of 1,000 hp at 9,000 rpm when combined.
Triumph’s Bonneville history dates back to September 1955 when the british company claimed the World’s Fastest Motorcycle title thanks to Johnny Allen’s record of 193.72 mph (311.75 km/h) at the Salt Flats on the classic T120 twin machine. Triumph managed to hold the title until 1970.
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