Triumph Castrol Rocket Land Speed Bike at Dallas IMS

Evans Brasfield
by Evans Brasfield

Fans of the quest for 400 mph who live in the Dallas area will want to hit the Progressive International Motorcycle Show (IMS) to see the Triumph Castrol Rocket streamliner in person at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center this weekend, January 23–25.

This bullet has its tip pointed at surpassing the current motorcycle land speed record of 376.156 mph on its way to the ultimate prize of 400 mph. Utilizing two Carpenter Racing tuned Triumph Rocket III engines, this beast pumps out 1,000+ horsepower as well as over 500 lb.-ft. of torque. The carbon Kevlar monocoque chassis stretches to a 25.5 ft. length and is impressive to behold.

The display will be open from 1:00–6:00 PM Friday, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM on Saturday, and 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Sunday. In addition to seeing this carbon fiber-wrapped bullet, attendees can enter a Triumph raffle for a US tour grand prize of $5,000 gift certificate to be used to buy Triumph parts, accessories, clothing and merchandise at

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Evans Brasfield
Evans Brasfield

Like most of the best happenings in his life, Evans stumbled into his motojournalism career. While on his way to a planned life in academia, he applied for a job at a motorcycle magazine, thinking he’d get the opportunity to write some freelance articles. Instead, he was offered a full-time job in which he discovered he could actually get paid to ride other people’s motorcycles – and he’s never looked back. Over the 25 years he’s been in the motorcycle industry, Evans has written two books, 101 Sportbike Performance Projects and How to Modify Your Metric Cruiser, and has ridden just about every production motorcycle manufactured. Evans has a deep love of motorcycles and believes they are a force for good in the world.

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