Guy Martin to attempt land speed record with Triumph

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Published on 17 August 2016 by Robert Drane

Guy Martin is riding Triumph’s land speed record challenger ‘Infor Rocket Streamliner’ in an attempt to break the motorcycle land speed record.

This month, the TT racer will ride the 1,000hp machine in order to break the 376.363mph record set by American Rocky Robinson on the Top 1 Ack Attack in 2010. He has already become the fastest Triumph rider reaching 274.2mph in a practice attempt last week.


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Containing two methanol Triumph Rocket engines (the largest production motorcycle engine), the machine is 7.8m long (no, it definitely doesn't look like a regular bike) and uses parachutes to supplement braking.

Guy Martin said: “I can't wait to take the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner onto the salt at Bonneville for the first time this summer.

“The Triumph engineers have built an amazing machine, giving us the very best chance to beat the two-wheeled land speed record.”

Triumph will be hoping this is the third time lucky after their first attempt was ruined by an engine fire and Guy Martin was injured last year.

The record challenge will take place during August at the Bonneville Speedway in Utah.

Read more about the record-breaking attempt here.