Ok, we usually don’t cover too many motorcycles here, unless they are very special, so you can imagine the Triumph powered Castrol Rocket really is something… noteworthy.
Powered by twin turbo-charged Triumph Rocket 3 engines, burning methanol and operated by veteran motorcycle racer Jason DiSalvo, the Castrol Rocket went through several days of practice runs at the Bonneville Salt Flats, but was deterred from setting any records by wet and windy weather.
Mark Markstaller designed the aerodynamic Kevlar-skinned body. At 2 feet wide, 3 feet tall and 25 feet long, it will be competing in the Division 3, Type V, “streamlined motorcycle” category for motorcycles up to 3,000 cc. It delivers 1,000 horsepower and 500-foot-pounds of torque.
And it needs all that power, as in order to beat the official Bonneville land-speed record, it will have to go at least 376.363 mph – this being the official category record, held by rider Rocky Robinson and the speed machine known as Ack Attack.