Triumph attacks Bonneville

Yes, but how does it corner?
Yes, but how does it corner?
Yes, but how does it corner?

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


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