Tri­umph Stream­liner blasts record at Bon­neville

Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week - By Richard New­land

Guy Mar­tin has pi­loted the Tr iumph In­for Rocket Stream­liner to a new record dur­ing prac­tice for the team’s world land speed record at­tempt in late Au­gust. By achiev­ing a speed of 274.2mph, Guy made the Stream­liner the world’s fastest ever Tri­umph.

The pre­vi­ous of­fi­cial Tri­umph record stood at 245.667mph, while there was also an un­of­fi­cial Tri­umph Record of 264mph, both set by Bob Lep­pan in the Gy­ro­naut X-1.

Near-per­fect con­di­tions con­trib­uted to the fast run, which saw the 46-yearold Tri­umph record con­signed to his­tory, and is a solid in­di­ca­tion that Guy is get­ting to grips with the 1000bhp Stream­liner – af­ter just five days of pi­lot­ing the 25ft car­bon and kevlar be­he­moth.

Each time he has com­pleted another run, he has been able to achieve the goals set by crew chief and the Tri­umph In­for Rocket Stream­liner de­signer Matt Mark­staller.

“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,” said Guy in his usual un­der­stated man­ner.

The five-day test is now com­plete, with the record at­tempt sched­uled to take place in the last week of Au­gust, when the team will re­turn to the Bon­neville Salt Flats with 400mph on their minds.

‘It’s good, but it is just one step on the way to what me and the team are here to do’

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