TCL are pleased to announce their participation in the Motorcycle land speed record, 'The 52 Express'. The project is aiming to break the land speed record for two wheeled vehicles in the driven wheel category, i.e. not powered by exhaust gases from a jet engine or a rocket. The current record stands at 376mph and the aim is to exceed 400mph. The team is headed up by Alex Maxfadzean who is an ex GP sidecar racer and will be ridden by James Toseland who is an ex world superbike champion. The bike will be powered by a RR Gem gas turbine engine taken from a Linx helicopter and TCL will be providing engineering and consultancy services for the fuel control to the engine.
The engine is currently undergoing tests to establish the torque curves and it is expected that the bike will be tested at Bruntingthorpe aerodrome later in the year.