Triumph Salt Racer beats world record!

Published: 4th March 2016

''3 years ago we set out to build the fastest Triumph Thruxton in the world. The number to beat was a world record set by Sir Allen Cathcart at Bonneville USA, a very quick 153 mph.

Yesterday we did it with a pass of 156.219 mph!''

The stock front end in a Thruxton is a solid setup but for our project we were on the lookout for a more modern, stiffer set of forks. A quick search through the Triumph warehouse soon turned up a couple of options, the first was a set of forks from a Triumph Tiger that had been adapted to fit a Scrambler stunt bike, these were nice forks but were too long. A bit more searching and a set of Triumph Daytona 675 Supersport race spec fork legs turned up. These legs were used in the championship winning Triumph Supersport race bike and have a set of upgraded K-tech internals, perfect for our project! We used a stock set of 675 fork clamps and to our surprise this setup fitted straight into the Thruxton frame with no modifications required.