Over the past few model years Triumph strove to create some sense of how the Rocket can be used, eventually creating a touring-friendly model with windscreen and saddlebags as standard, called the Rocket III Touring. Then came the Rocket III Classic. More pulled back handlebars, floorboards rather than pegs, and two-tone paint helped define the […]
Man of God Sets Guinness World Speed Record with Triumph Rocket Motorcycle Hearse [Video]
Heaven’s on his side.
A dedicated rider, and man of God, Rev. Ray Biddiss set a new world record for the fastest motorcycle hearse.
The good Reverend took his 2008 Triumph Rocket III trike/hearse conversion to 114 mph at Elvington Airfield, near York, England, on May 10, and in doing so set a Guinness World Record for the fast motorcycle hearse.
According to reports, Biddiss, 57, is a 40-year veteran of riding.
“I wanted to create the most powerful of all coffin carriers – a vehicle that maintains the integrity of a motorcycle, appeals to the most passionate of bikers and brings a credible alternative to the traditional four-wheeled hearse or other motorcycle hearse outfits,” said Biddiss in an article on the Yorkshire Post’s website.
In case you’re wondering, the reverend didn’t take a “customer” along for the ride.