Guy Martin says taking the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner to a record speed of 274.2 mph (441.3 km/h) is “good and they are moving in the right direction, but it is just one step on the way to what me and the team are here to do.”
The record speed came during the final day of the team’s land speed practice week on the Bonneville Salt Flats, and makes the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner the world’s fastest ever Triumph.
The streamliner smashed the previous official Triumph record of 245.667 mph set in 1966, as well as the unofficial Triumph Record of 264 mph from 1970.
Both previous records had been set by Bob Leppan in the Gyronaut X-1.
With near perfect conditions on the salt flats, Guy Martin’s confidence is growing.
Throughout the week Martin has continued to impress everyone within the team with the speed in which he has been able to master the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner on the salt.
Guy has been able to achieve the goals set by Crew Chief and Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner designer Matt Markstaller and his team with the required level of control each time he has sat in the streamliner.
Racing officially begins at the Bonneville Speed Week event on Saturday 13th August.
The team has the world motorcycle land speed record of 376.363 mph (605.697 km/h) in its sights and believes the Rocket Streamliner, powered by twin Triumph Rocket III engines that produce a combined 1,000 bhp, is capable of reaching a staggering 640 km/h.