Methanol Powered Triumph to Attempt to Break the Motorcycle Land Speed Record

Triumph Methanol Motorcycle

Triumph Motorcycles will be attempting to take the motorcycle land speed record this month.  The British bike manufacturer has moved one step closer to achieving that goal by reaching a speed of 441kph (274.2mph).

This feat took place at the Mecca of speed record attempts, the famed Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, with Isle of Man TT legend Guy Martin at the controls of the streamlined Triumph. The previous 46 year-old Triumph record set by Bob Leppan in the Gyronaut X-1 was 395kph (245.6mph). This mark was comfortably surpassed by Martin, and also showcases the confidence that the rider has gained on the salt surface. Sharing his thoughts Guy said: “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.”

The purpose-built streamliner features a carbon Kevlar monocoque and has dimensions of 7772mm, 610mm and 914mm in length, width and height respectively. Motivation required for the record attempt is provided by two turbocharged, methanol-powered Triumph Rocket III engines, collectively producing an insane 1,000bhp at 9,000rpm.  More information is available HERE.


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