1970s Retro Styled Triumph Motorcycle.
A restyled yet still iconic Triumph Bonneville SE is hitting North American streets in 2009 with a 1970s retro flair and more nimble handling. The Bonneville legend was born when Triumph broke the motorcycle speed record at the world-famous Bonneville Salt Flats and became the motorcycle of choice by Hollywood stars of the 1950s and ‘60s. The new Bonneville SE includes all of the features of the 2009 Bonneville as well as a performance-minded tachometer, attractive chromed tank badge and stylish brushed alloy engine casings.
Salt of the Earth.
On December 01, 2008, the Confederate B120 Wraith set a new world land speed record. We send our congratulations to the CMC crew and the B120 Wraith for breaking the world land speed record at the histroic Bonneville Salt Flats. The Wraith took a speed of 166.459 in the A-PF 2000cc push rod and unfaired class, shattering the old record of 141 mph.
As a tribute, we are re-running our orignal story as seen in Robb Report MotorCycling, now Ultimate MotorCycling. Enjoy!
Broadly, there are three areas that combine to make speed. Naturally, engine power is one and weight is another. However, few competitors outside the Bonneville Salt Flats appear to give as much thought to the third: aerodynamics. The Ecosse Spirit ES1 is a radical new concept threatening to turn motorcycle performance on its head.
World’s Fastest DVD
Those familiar with On Any Sunday will remember Cal Rayborn breaking the motorcycle land speed record and topping 265 mph in 1970. BUB Enterprises CEO and Motorcycle Hall of Fame member Denis Manning designed Rayborn’s Harley-Davidson, and then returned to the Bonneville Salt Flats in 2006 to recapture the record he lost in 1975.