fbpx
Return of the Cafe Racers - Gyronaut X1 World’s Fastest Motorcycle

Gyronaut X1 World’s Fastest Motorcycle

On the back of the 2012 Speed Week here's a great story about one of the salts superstars, the Gyronaut X-1. Running twin Triumph Bonneville motors fit with 820cc kits and all the best performance gear of the time, the Gyronaut earned the title of World's Fatest Motorcycle on the Bonneville Salt…

On the back of the 2012 Speed Week here’s a great story about one of the salts superstars, the Gyronaut X-1. Running twin Triumph Bonneville motors fit with 820cc kits and all the best performance gear of the time, the Gyronaut earned the title of World’s Fatest Motorcycle on the Bonneville Salt Flats. The record was won in 1966 with an averaged speed of 245.667mph (395kph) which remained unbroken for 4 years. In 1970 the record fell and it was during the teams attempts to reclaim the title that tragedy struck and a 270mph crash ended the Gyronuat’s time on the salt. Take a look at the video after the jump for more about the Gyronuat’s history and its current restoration…

“Relive the history of the Gyronaut X-1 land speed record setting motorcycle, With Bob Leppan as driver, and legendary automobile designer Alex Tremulis (Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg, Tucker, Subaru, among others) as its stylist, the super-streamlined Gyronaut X-1 held the unlimited land speed record for motorcycles from 1966-1970 of more than 245 MPH. Now in the hands of Steve Tremulis, Alex’ nephew, this influential icon of Bonneville Salt Flats speed history is set to be fully restored to its former beauty and capability.”

Read more like this

Return of the Cafe Racers - Blimburn – Tamarit Bonneville Cafe Racer

Blimburn – Tamarit Bonneville Cafe Racer

When you’re on to a good thing, stick to it. Tamarit Motorcycles have a soft spot for Triumphs. They kicked off their business with 5 modest Triumph projects in 2015 during which…

Continue Reading
Return of the Cafe Racers - Triple the Triton – Jim Hodges T150 Cafe Racer

Triple the Triton – Jim Hodges T150 Cafe Racer

What better way to kick off a new year of cafe racers than with a classic? This Triton cafe racer is the work of seasoned British bike expert and design engineer, Jim…

Continue Reading
Return of the Cafe Racers - Charleston – Citroën 2CV Inspired Bonneville

Charleston – Citroën 2CV Inspired Bonneville

This wildly customized Bonneville is the handiwork of Triumph aficionados, South Garage Moto Co. It was created to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the iconic Citroën 2CV. The French automobile manufacturer tasked South…

Continue Reading