Guy Martin to pilot Triumph land speed record attempt

Author: Rob Slade

TT legend and adrenaline junkie Guy Martin has been confirmed as the pilot for Triumph’s attempt at breaking the motorcycle land speed world record in August.

Guy will be at the helm of the Triumph Rocket III Streamliner that is powered by two 2.3 litre Triumph Rocket III engines, producing 1,000bhp. It features a carbon Kevlar monocoque construction and sits at 25.5ft long, 2ft wide and 3ft tall.

 The attempt will take place on the salt flats of Bonneville, USA between 23-27 August 2015. The current record stands at 376.363mph but Triumph are hoping to surpass that over the measured mile.

Triumph previously held the title of world’s fastest motorcycle from 1955 to 1970 apart from a brief 33 day period. The current record was set by Rocky Robinson and has been held since 2010.