Guy Martin has helped Triumph to set their fastest ever speed on a two-wheeler on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Piloting the Infor Rocket Streamliner, Guy Martin recorded a top speed of 274.2 miles per hour (441.2 km/h) while doing practice runs for the official speed run in the later part of August.
This is Triumph’s highest speed achieved on the famous Salt Flats and is one for the record books. The British bike maker’s purpose built Streamliner combines two Rocket 3 engines that are modified to produce 1000 BHP of power output. With this, the company is looking to touch the 400 mph speed when they officially do the speed in the last week of August.
Guy Martin has been truly impressive in all the practice runs and is getting pretty well familiar with the 25 ft. custom built two-wheeler which is made of carbon Kevlar. The British motorcycle racer has achieved all the targets set by the engineers so far for all practice sessions giving confidence to the whole team and him that things are progressing as planned.
Guy commented, “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”.
News source: BSN