Triumph to display past record-holder -- and future one too?

Publish Date: 
Dec 11, 2013

ATLANTA, Ga. – The 2013 New York Progressive International Motorcycle Show is hosting one Triumph motorcycle that has made history and another that will attempt to make history as the “world’s fastest motorcycle.”

The Gyronaut X-1 and the Castrol Rocket were each hand built with twin Triumph engines for setting world land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

The Gyronaut X-1 first set the motorcycle land speed record in 1965 at 212.689mph. It’s 1966 record at 245.667mph stood until 1970 and is the last Triumph motorcycle to hold the ultimate motorcycle land speed record.

The Castrol Rocket produces 1000hp from two turbocharged Triumph Rocket III engines that were built by Berlin, New Jersey’s Carpenter Racing. Built like an airplane without wings, the 25.5’ long Castrol Rocket will attempt to surpass the current motorcycle land speed record of 376.363mph and be the first motorcycle to surpass 400 mph.

In addition to the Triumph streamliners, Jason DiSalvo, pilot of the Castrol Rocket and winner of the 2011 Daytona 200 will meet fans and talk about the project.

The New York Progressive International Motorcycle Show takes place Friday-Sunday at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

Posted by Vince Guerrieri