Monday, October 29, 2012

Triumph World Record!

My favorite motorcycle brand blasts into the record books yet again! Below is the accompanying text that came with this awesome photograph. Via: Triumph High Performance Motorcycles Since 1902

DiSalvo Conquers the Salt Flats

Jason DiSalvo and his Rocket III set new world record at Bonneville.

Latus Motors Racing rider Jason DiSalvo set new AMA and FIM land-speed racing records at the famed Bonneville Salt Flats with a Rocket III Roadster, fielded by the Hot Rod Conspiracy/Carpenter Racing team. He ran in the Modified (normally) Aspirated Fuel (MAF) class for motorcycles up to 3,000cc’s. DiSalvo’s initial run was 175.998mph, and his return run was 172.587mph for an average, world-record-setting speed of 174.276mph (280.470kph) for the flying mile and 174.880mph (281.443kph) for the flying kilometer. What’s amazing is this Rocket is fully streetable, using one of Bob Carpenter’s 240hp over-the-counter performance kits. The records are subject to FIM Ratification and anticipated to be reviewed during their November meeting in Valencia, Spain.

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