Triumph Motorcycles has just confirmed it will be attempting a new Land Speed Record attempt at Bonneville Salt Flats in August – with Guy Martin at the helm of the Triumph Rocket III Streamliner.
The current motorcycle LSR stands at 376.363mph and the Triumph team will be aiming to smash that over the measured mile with the Streamliner that is powered by two 2.3 litre Rocket III engines. 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 feet long, 2 feet wide and 3 feet tall. Powered by methanol fuel, the bike is competing in the Division C (streamlined motorcycle) category.
Piloting the purpose-built 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 motorcycle land speed record back to Triumph - and the UK - after an absence of 45 years.