Triumph Motorcycles confirms New World Land Speed Record attempt

United States – August 01, 2016, 09:00 AM
  • Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) World Record attempt to take place at the Bonneville Speedway, Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah - August 2016
  • TT legend and multiple speed world record holder Guy Martin confirmed as rider for 2016 Triumph world record attempt
  • The Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner powered by two Triumph Rocket III engines, producing a staggering 1,000 bhp
  • Global cloud applications provider Infor and iconic clothing brand Belstaff announced as 2016 title sponsors

Triumph Motorcycles, the iconic British motorcycle brand, has confirmed that it will return to the legendary salt flats of Bonneville, USA, in August 2016 to break the motorcycle world land speed record. Triumph's aim is to exceed the current record that stands at 376.363 mph, using its purpose built 1,000 bhp Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner.

Riding the purpose-built Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner over the measured mile will be Isle of Man TT racer and multiple speed record holder Guy Martin. Title partner for Triumph's 2016 record attempt will be global cloud applications provider Infor with further support from iconic clothing brand Belstaff.

The Triumph Infor Rocket 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.

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