Triumph Motorcycles and Castrol lubricants are teaming up to attack the Bonneville Salt Flats, hoping to break the world two-wheel record, set at 376.156 mph (605 km/h) by Rocky Robinson and the Ack Attack streamliner. The rider for this attempt will be the experienced road racer Jason DiSalvo, and the machine is a 1,000 hp monster streamliner built by Carpenter Racing.
The Castrol Rocket (check out the video and links below) is aimed at the 400 mph (644 km/h) mark, using a pair of Rocket III engines.
Castrol has a history of working with speed record attempts at Bonneville since 1914, and Triumph also has a long history at the salt flats, including four record-breaking motorcycle records with Devil’s Arrow, Texas Cee-gar, Dudek/Johnson and Gyronaut X1. From 1955 to 1970, with the exception of a brief 33-day period, Triumph was “The World’s Fastest Motorcycle.” The Castrol Rocket aims to restore that title.
Castrol Rocket Specs
- Chassis: Carbon Kevlar monocoque
- Dimensions: 25’ x 2’ x 3’
- Engines: Two Triumph Rocket III engines
- Horsepower: 1,000-plus-horsepower at 9,000 rpm
- Torque: 500-plus ft-lb combined
- Suspension: Custom made by Hot Rod Conspiracy
- Fuel: Methanol
- Tires: Goodyear Land Speed Special
- Engine Lubricant: Castrol Power RS™ 4T 10W-40 full synthetic oil