Motorcyclist and mechanic, Guy Martin, has set a record for the fastest Triumph ever, after hitting the incredible speed of 274.2mph on a custom-build 1000bhp 'streamliner' at the Bonneville Salt Flats.
However, the TT racer is far from done, as the record was set during the practice week for his real challenge - beating the current world land speed record of 376.36mph.
The Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner – which is definitely more rocket than motorcycle – is powered by two 2.3-litre turbocharged Triumph Rocket III engines producing a combined 1,000hp at 9,000 rpm. To be able to withstand such high speeds, it features a carbon Kevlar monocoque construction, and stands at 25.5ft long, 2ft wide, and 3ft tall.
The methanol-powered machine easily outpaced the two previous Triumph land speed records of 245.667mph (official) and 264mph (unofficial).
In a statement released on his website, Martin wrote:
"That's the testing week for the Triumph streamliner over and like I said earlier in the week, it's gone according to plan. I got the hang of steering the thing pretty quickly, then it was a case of building up speed.
"Everyone was dead happy, but that's just one step to where we want to be. The current record is 376.36mph, so a way to go yet."
While it is a good sign for the Grimsby daredevil to have reached such speeds so early on, he still has a long way to go – 100mph in fact. Good luck, Guy!