BDS have been employed by Triumph Motorcycles to secure a Title Sponsor for their World Speed Record attempt for a Motorcycle.
The 1,000bhp Triumph Rocket Streamliner is unique in streamliner design being the first land speed streamliner to feature a carbon kevlar monocoque. Powered by two turbo-charged, methonal-fuelled Triumph Rocket III engines this incredible machine has been designed with a goal of 400mph firmly in mind. Designed by aerodynamic engineer and hot rod supremo Matt Markstaller with engine development led by two-time NHRA Pro Stock drag racing champion Bob Carpenter the Triumph Rocket Streamliner – a pairing who already a Bonneville speed record on a tuned Triumph Rocket street bike.
Triumph have a long history in building the world’s fastest motorbikes. From 1955 through 1970 a variety of Triumph Motorbikes held the World Speed Record at Bonneville Salt Flats. As a result, in 1959 they launched the Triumph Bonneville, the World’s Fastest Production Bike and will also build a special edition motorcycle in recognition of the sponsor. If weather conditions at Bonneville are unsuitable when the attempt is due to take place, in August 2016, then the attempt will be put back to January 2017 and occur then at Lake Gardiner in Australia.
The many famous riders / owners of Triumph Motorcycles include Steve McQueen (in “The Great Escape”), Tom Cruise and most recently David Beckham.
Ridden by speed fanatic and TV host, Guy Martin, the sponsor will benefit from global association with innovation, speed and the most extreme of thrills through owned, earned and broadcast media channels. Additionally, the adventure will be the subject of a 90 minute documentary to be broadcast to 4.4 billion subscriber homes in 22 countries.