The 1,000-horsepower Castrol Rocket is currently undergoing testing for its upcoming assault on the land speed record of 376.156 mph, set in 2010, by Rocky Robinson with the Ack Attack streamliner. The goal: a 400-mph-plus record-breaking run. The 25-foot long x 2-foot wide x 3-foot high streamliner was constructed in cooperation by Hot Rod Conspiracy and Carpenter […]
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Motorcycle Drifting, Part 2.
Today’s Friday Fun Video comes courtesy of the marketing department at Icon Motorsports. Following the success of their first motorcycle drift video, featuring Nick Brocha on a stretched Kawasaki ZX-10R scorching rubber with Jim Guthrie on a Corvette-powered Mazda RX7, the guys set out to one-up themselves. With this video, I think it’s safe to say “Mission Accomplished.”
This time around, Brocha is joined by Ernie Vigil and they’re riding modified Triumph Speed Triples. Chasing them in this Reno-911-esque scene is Dan Brockett playing “Officer Dan Brockett” in his 550 hp, supercharged Ford Mustang Cobra. What follows is nothing short of mesmerizing — a testament to the skill of the riders, driver, and video editor. It should go without saying that this video was performed by professionals on a closed course and with proper supervision. Please, just enjoy it for its entertainment value and don’t attempt any of these stunts at home. If you do, you might end up like the guy at the end. Don’t say you weren’t warned.
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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 […]