Mercedes SLK World banner

1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
14,703 Posts
Discussion Starter #1




Believe it or not, what you actually see right now is a two wheel masterpiece, designed and built by the renowned British bike maker Triumph with only one thing in mind: to break the motorcycle land speed record. Called the Triumph Rocket, this jaw dropping machine is already being put through several tests to make sure it’s more than ready to handle the legendary Bonneville salt flats.

Triumph is looking to break the current speed record on two wheels, which stands at 376.363 mph (605.698 kph) right now, by reaching an astonishing run to 400 mph. The record-breaking attempt will have Isle of Man TT racer and multiple speed record holder Guy Martin handling the controls.

The Triumph Rocket shows off a carbon kevlar monocoque construction and comes powered by turbocharged Triumph Rocket III engines, which output a total of 1,000 hp. Developed in conjunction with Hot Rod Conspiracy and Carpenter Racing, this 25.5 feet (7.8 m) beast uses methanol fuel to feed its engines and is set to compete in the division C (streamlined motorcycle) category.

If you can’t be there to watch the record-breaking attempt in person, be sure to keep an eye on the news feeds; this Triumph has its sight on some pretty big trophies and is surely going to make a name for itself. It’s just a matter of time before we find out if it succeeded or not.



 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
14,703 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
2014 lotus c-01

Well there is always the Lotus if the Triumph is too fast for you.:grin::grin:



the brilliant designer behind the awesome Tron Legacy Lightcycles, the 2014 LOTUS C-01 is a motorized marvel, part of a very limited-edition series of just 100 units. Since this bike is no longer being produced, and with this particular model being the only one in all of North America, you could imagine why everyone is really excited about this bike heading for auction at Mecum.

Even though it was built in 2014, this is actually a brand new bike since it’s never been ridden. Featuring a 1195cc liquid cooled twin engine, that’s mated to a 6-speed gearbox, this steel, titanium and carbon fiber masterpiece is a green delight expected to fetch anywhere between $370,000 and $450,000.



Featuring a radical body shape and the legendary Lotus logo and color theme, the C-01 is an instant attention-grabber, no matter how you look at it. But let’s focus on the technical side a little, and mention a few notable details. First off, the bike uses a powerful 175-hp KTM 1195cc V-twin from the RC8R superbike, that should be more than enough for some thrills.

Built around a state of the art chassis from Kalex, this wonderful bike also features an aluminum casting swingarm, 320 mm Brembo racing brakes, twin Ohlins rear suspension, upside-down Sachs forks, and a carbon-fiber shell built of 12 sections.

The 19″ wheels you see on this bike have been specifically designed for it by the specialists at BST, using nothing but carbon fiber. Care to speculate upon this bike’s selling price?

 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top