Triumph Streamliner Piloted By Guy Martin Broke Triumph 46 year Old Record. 274.2 MPH (441 km/h)

triumphguymartinOn August 8, at the Bonneville Salt Flats, the Triumph Rocket Streamliner powered by 2 turbocharged Rocket III engines became the world’s fastest ever Triumph to clock a speed of 274.2 mph (441.28 km/h) The salt flats at Bonneville offered near perfect conditions during the land speed practice week. The streamliner was piloted by TT legend Guy Martin, who smashed the previous 46 year old Triumph record of 245.667 mph (395.36 km/h) and the previous unofficial record of 264 mph (424.86 km/h), both of which previously set by Bob Leppan in the Gyronaut X-1.

triumphguymartinbisThe Triumph IRocket Streamliner features a carbon Kevlar monocoque construction with two turbocharged Triumph Rocket III engines producing a combined output of 1000bhp at 9000 rpm. The motorcycle is 25.5-feet long, 2-feet wide and 3-feet tall. The motor is powered by methanol fuel and the bike competes in the Division C (streamlined motorcycle) category.

Guy Martin will now attempt to hit break the land speed record at Salt Flats. Triumph has had a history of breaking the land speed record, holding the title of ‘World’s Fastest Motorcycle’ between 1955 to 1970. The previous record-breaking Triumph Streamliners include Devil’s Arrow, Texas Cee-gar, Dudek Streamliner and Gyronaut X1. It was the Gyronaut X-1 though that held record for the longest time. Currently, the land speed record is held by Rocky Robinson since 2010 piloting the Top Oil-Ack Attack streamliner that achieved a top speed of 376.363 mph (605.697 km/h).

6 Responses to “Triumph Streamliner Piloted By Guy Martin Broke Triumph 46 year Old Record. 274.2 MPH (441 km/h)”


  1. 1 SYF Aug 17th, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Congratulations Guy and Triumph. Keep the rubber on the salt.

  2. 2 Tony Klock Aug 17th, 2016 at 10:47 am

    GO GO GO GO GO GO!!!!!

  3. 3 Woody's Aug 17th, 2016 at 11:06 am

    mmmm, turboed RIII engines, YUM! Well done on all accounts godspeed and safety in the future.

  4. 4 Darrel Aug 17th, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    A long shot for worlds fastest motorcycle…

  5. 5 James just another crazy kiwi Aug 17th, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    Brilliant,
    Good bit of profile for the new Bonnies which never get mentioned on here

  6. 6 Badams Aug 17th, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    Guy continues to impress. TT, Pikes Peak, Salt. What’s next?

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