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Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner does 441.2 kmph – the fastest ever Triumph

 
Triumph Rocket Streamliner world land speed record

The record-setting event at Bonneville is approved by FIM.

Triumph Motorcycles returned to the famed Bonneville salt flats in the US this month to break the existing world land speed record on motorcycles. Today, they achieved their dream.

The British motorcycle maker fielded its purpose built Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner with an aim of breaking the record which currently stands at 376.363 mph (605.69 kmph). The new record now stands at 274.2 mph (441.28 kmph).

The Steamliner is powered by a pair of turbocharged Rocket III engines has a staggering output of 1000 bhp. The monster was piloted by popular Isle of Man TT racer and multiple record holder Guy Martin.

Global cloud applications provider Infor was the title sponsor while further support for the land speed record was from Belstaff, a premium clothing brand. The Infor Rocket which employs carbon Kevlar monocoque is 25.5 feet long, 2 feet wide and 3 feet tall.

With methanol as the fuel, the motorcycle competed in the Division C (streamlined category). The previous record in this division was held by Rock Robinson who rode a Top Oil-Ack Attack Streamliner in 2010.

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An excited Guy Martin said that Triumph engineers have come up with amazing machine which made it possible to break the previous world land speed record.

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