Triumph Motorcycles Attempts to Do 400 MPH at Bonneville [Photo Gallery][Video]
The previous 2010 record saw Rocky Robinson and the Ack Attack streamliner reaching 376.156 mph (605.235 km/h), and DiSalvo is this year looking forward not only to breaking it, but to take things into the 400 mph range.
The Hot Rod Conspiracy/Carpenter Racing Castrol Rocket is powered by two turbo-charged Triumph Rocket III engine which can now deliver more than 1,000 HP @ 9,000 rpm and half this figure in torque (500 lb-ft or 678 Nm).
Jason will be riding inside the carbon and kevlar methanol-burning beast, and will roll on Goodyear Land Speed Special tires and Hot Rod Conspiracy custom-made suspension. The shell was built by aerodynamics engineer Matt Markstaller, while Bob Carpenter tuned the engines. Garret GT2876R ball bearing turbo chargers were used.
We are so eager to see Triumph writing another page of motorcycle land speed history.
❐ Check out the Hot Rod Conspiracy/Carpenter Racing Castrol Rocket photo gallery