Triumph Land Speed Record
A streamlined motorcycle from Triumph called Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner has set the land speed record of 274.2 Mph (441.2 km/h) on Bonneville Salt Flats on 8th August 2016. Thus, it is officially the fastest Triumph ever. Guy Martin rode this modified bike to mark the day in history. With the superb performance, this bike has broken the previous record of 245.6 mph.
The team’s relentless efforts aided by good weather made this herculean task possible. So the new record has set a benchmark for the speed crazy bikers and engineers. Prior to the actual run, the team had been practicing for a week on the salt flats for sharpening their axes!
Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner…The ultimate engineering!
Apart from setting a speed record, team Infor has manifested commitment, passion, and coordination of such a great degree that it has almost become a new standard in the motoring world. Now, let us look at some of the technical aspects of this motorcycle. Firstly, the chassis of Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner has Kevlar monocoque construction which reduces the weight of the motorcycle. In terms of dimensions, it is 25.5 feet long, 3 feet tall, 2 feet wide. The unique aerodynamic structure reduces friction and helps the motorcycle to achieve breathtaking speeds.
Next comes the heart of this motorcycle i.e. engine. Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner is powered by two turbocharged, water-cooled triumph rocket-III engines. It produces a staggering 1000 bhp at 9000 RPM. Together, the engine capacity adds up to 2970 cc which is quenched by methanol (the fuel of this bike!). Specially designed aluminum swingarms do the suspension duty while carbon disc brakes and parachutes help to control the speed.
In conclusion, Triumph’s association with the motorcycling world and speed records is very intimate. Even it originally coined the name ‘Bonneville’ during Johnny Allen’s land speed record on the salt flats in 1956! In taking this bequeathed legacy of quality even further, modern engineers are working hard and we wish them success in every adventure!
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