ATLANTA – The Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner has become the world’s fastest ever Triumph, achieving a speed of 274.2 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats on Monday.
Piloted by TT legend Guy Martin, the streamliner smashed the previous official Triumph record that stood at 245.667 mph, as well as the unofficial Triumph Record of 264 mph, both set by Bob Leppan in the Gyronaut X-1.
Near perfect conditions greeted the team on the final day of the team’s land speed practice week. With confidence high after a successful number of days running on the salt at Bonneville, the team’s goal for the day with the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner was the Triumph record.
Just after 8:30 a.m. Guy Martin and the team set off on the first run of the day, after a steady start, Martin accelerated the sleek looking streamliner to a staggering 274.2 mph, rewriting Triumph history in the process.
Shortly past the two-mile marker, Martin came to a controlled stop near to the team’s base camp, greeted by the news that he had broken the 46-year-old Triumph record.
The record run is further proof of Martin’s growing confidence on the salt and commitment to breaking the World two-wheeled Land Speed record.
“It’s good and we are moving in the right direction, but it is just one step on the way to what me and team are here to do,” Martin said.
Triumph has a history of breaking the land speed record, holding the title of ‘World’s Fastest Motorcycle’ between 1955 to 1970.
The record-breaking Triumph Streamliners have included the Devil’s Arrow, Texas Cee-gar, Dudek Streamliner and Gyronaut X1, with the former achieving a top speed of 245.667 mph (395.28 km/h).
CREDIT: Triumph Motorcycle Group