The Triumph Rocket is planned to reach a 400 mph speed record this August at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Falts, stated the motorbike’s manufacturer. Although Triumph is known for its unbelievable records that made its iconic model, the Bonneville, named as a tribute to its worldwide success; in 2010, the record of 376 mph was set by Rocky Robinson with a Suzuki- powered motorcycle.
The motorcycle is a 25.5 foot long made of carbon Kevlar, fully tuned and turbocharged by Carpenter Racing to deliver two massive 1.5 L Triumph Rocket III 3-cylinders engines, putting out combined 1,000 hp running on methanol. The bike has two swingarm-suspended wheels reinforced by Goodyear Land Speed Special tires and retractable stabilizers to assure a steady start and stop.
As British racer and TV presenter Guy Martin is signed to fill the driver’s seat, he will be riding the beast from a recumbent position in front of the engine.
However, things don’t seem to go as planned. The Triumph Rocket may not get the chance to be tested as the Salt Lake Tribune is left in such a bad condition due to the weather. This is not the first time Triumph has to delay the testing due to “Mother Nature”, but the manufacturers are still aiming to be ready and set on August 24-27.