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Triumph’s Rocket Streamliner tops brand’s land speed record with 274.2 mph run

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Guy Martin, best known for his skill on two-wheels, has helped Triumph achieve a new land speed record in its Infor Rocket Streamliner.

The Streamliner hit a speed of 274.2 mph on the famous Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah earlier this week, besting the brand s previous records of 264 mph unofficial record and 245.67 mph official record .

Triumph says the conditions on August 8 were near perfect when Martin and the Triumph team hit the record at 8:30 a.m..

The record had been in place for 46 years, making the news of the new mark that much more significant.

The previous record had been set by Bob Leppan in the Gyronaut X-1.

Martin says he wishes to top the world s two-wheeled land speed record outright, and his performance on the Salt Flats has given him confidence that this feat is within reach.

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