Watch the Teaser for Guy Martin's World Record Attempt Documentary

Triumph Motorcycles has revealed the teaser to what may become a milestone moment in the brand's history. If the conditions are right, Guy Martin has good chances to break the current land speed record at Bonneville aboard the Triumph Rocket II Streamliner.
Guy Martin attempts to set a new land speed record at Bonneville 1 photo
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However, these days, the biggest questions are not related to bike design, streamlined bodywork, engine power and great riders. The main question is whether any racing at all will take place at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

Recent tests in the area showed that the condition of the very salt flats is precarious and may pose huge hazards. If you want to learn more about the current situation in Utah, read our Local Industry Helps Murdering the Bonneville Salt Flats, Few Seem to Care editorial.

377 mph means a new horizon for both Triumph and Guy Martin

The current record for Division C (streamlined motorcycles) stands at 376.363 mph (605.568 km/h) and it looks like 377 mph is the next step for the Rocket III Streamliner, even though the "mythical goal" is passing the 400 mph limit.

UK's Channel 4 revealed the teaser of their upcoming land speed record documentary. The whole Triumph story will be filmed by Channel 4 and having Guy Martin as the main character only makes everything better, as the charismatic racer already has extensive TV experience accumulated in the various shows he hosted.

The Triumph Rocket III Streamliner is a 25.5' long, 2' wide and 3' tall (7.7 m long, 0.6 m wide and 0.9 m tall) Kevlar carbon fiber structure that houses two 2,294cc triple-cylinder engines sourced from, you guessed it, Rocket III powercruiser. While in stock trim, the engines produce 148 bhp at 5,750 rpm and 221 Nm (162.9 lb-ft) of torque at 2,750 revs, adding turbochargers changes everything. The Streamliner Guy Martin will use to take his shot at glory now produces over 1,000 bhp @ 9,000 revs and 500 lb-ft (678 Nm) of torque.

Final tests and tweaks are expected to be carried out in Mid-July if the Salt Flats conditions will allow it. The record-breaking attempt will take place a month later, in late August. But will Guy Martin get his chance at land speed glory?

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