This twin Rocket III engined streamliner arrived at the Utah Salt Flats this week 57 years after the speed record which spawned the most iconic British motorcycle of all, the Triumph Bonneville,
The all-new machine is a largely American project supported by Triumph Motorcycles North America – just like Johnny Allen’s 1956 record.
The 1000bhp monster, dubbed the ‘Castrol Rocket’ and piloted by ex-Moto2 racer Jason DiSalvo, is undergoing shake-down testing at Bonneville Speed Week in the run-up to an assault on the current land speed record of 376.156 mph held by Rocky Robinson. The target? 400+mph. More in MCN soon.