Episode Premiers Thursday, December 8 at 10:00pm EST on Velocity
ATLANTA, GA – December 7, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Triumph Motorcycles endeavour to reclaim the motorcycle land speed record in 2016 was thoroughly documented for Guy Martin’s hit TV show ‘Guy Martin: Fastest Man On Two Wheels’. The 45-minute special episode will air on the Velocity network Thursday, December 8 at 10:00pm EST (7:00pm PST), giving viewers a chance to see the inside story behind Guy’s fastest challenge yet.
With Guy Martin piloting the purpose-built 1,000+ HP Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner, the aim is to exceed the current record that stands at 376.363 mph. While testing continued throughout the year with the hopes of a record attempt, course conditions stood in the way of going for a record run. A speed of 274.2 mph was recorded at the iconic Bonneville Salt Flats though, making the streamliner the world’s fastest ever Triumph.
The Triumph Infor Rocket features a carbon Kevlar monocoque construction and two turbocharged Triumph Rocket III engines producing a combined 1,000 bhp at 9,000 rpm. Developed between Triumph, Hot Rod Conspiracy and Carpenter Racing, the motorcycle is 25.5 feet long, 2 feet wide and 3 feet tall. Powered by methanol fuel, the bike is competing in the Division C (streamlined motorcycle) category.
Triumph has a history of breaking the land speed record, holding the title of ‘World’s Fastest Motorcycle’ from 1955 to 1970. The record-breaking Triumph Streamliners included: Devil’s Arrow, Texas Cee-gar, Dudek Streamliner and Gyronaut X1, the former achieving a top speed of 245.667 mph. Today’s record, held by Rocky Robinson since 2010 riding the Top Oil-Ack Attack streamliner, sits at 376.363 mph.
The iconic Bonneville name was conceived following Johnny Allen’s land-speed record runs at the Salt Flats in September 1956, when he reached the record-breaking speed of 193.72 mph. The first T120 Bonneville model was unveiled at the Earls Court Bike Show and went on sale in 1959.
Triumph Motorcycles is the British premium, lifestyle motorcycle brand, which produces a wide range of distinctive, cool, and authentic Modern Classic, Adventure, Sport, Cruiser and Touring motorcycles. Also the oldest continually produced motorcycle brand, the first Triumph was manufactured in 1902. The company’s global headquarters are located in Hinckley, Leicestershire, England, solely owned by Bloor Holdings Ltd. Triumph Motorcycles America Ltd., its North American subsidiary, is based in Atlanta, Ga., and is home to the motorcycle industry’s first 24/7 Customer Support team. To see the full range of Triumph motorcycles, visit www.TriumphMotorcycles.com.
Source: Triumph Motorcycles America