Triumph has issued a statement on the status of Guy Martin’s upcoming attempt to set the new motorcycle land speed record.
The recent cancellation of SCTA’s (Southern California Timing Association) Speed Week, due to the waterlogged condition of the Bonneville Salt Flats, is a disappointment. While these poor weather conditions have created a challenge for Triumph’s attempt to regain the motorcycle land speed record, we remain undaunted. We continue to monitor the conditions closely as our plans are to return there in late August.
Inevitably, pushing the boundaries of engineering and human endeavour is never going to be easy – and nature appears to be doing her best to provide us with further challenges right now.
The team is confident that it has the right machine, in the Triumph Rocket, and the right man, in Guy Martin, to exceed the current record which stands at 376.363mph.
We are actively evaluating all options for both testing and a record run attempt in 2015 and hope to confirm our plans very shortly.