6 Sep 2013

Triumph wants to build the world's fastest motorcycle (again)

From 1955 to 1970 Triumph held the title of World's Fastest Motorcycle - with the exception of a 33 day period.

Now they're at it again and have built this, the Castrol Rocket.
Triumph Castrol Rocket

The current motorcycle speed record is 376.363 mph.  Triumph want to smash that and break the 400 mph barrier.

The bike features a carbon kevlar monocoque and is powered by two Triumph Rocket III engines, each displacing 1.5 litres, and running on methanol.  Power is 1000bhp and torque is 500 lb ft.

The rider/pilot is Jason DiSalvo.  Jason and the team are headed to Bonneville Salt Flats to try and set the record.

Check out the website for more details.

Triumph Castrol Rocket

Triumph Castrol Rocket

Triumph Castrol Rocket

Triumph Castrol Rocket