Tyler Malinky, founder and CEO of Lowbrow Customs, has successfully reclaimed a land speed record on his 1955 Triumph motorcycle. Starting his land speed racing career in 2010, he has set record speeds in five different classes, including the A-VG 750 record back in 2011. “It feels great to set a goal and then accomplish it, especially when that goal is difficult to achieve, such as a land speed record,” said Malinky.
The new record is 124.593 mph on his 1955 Triumph, which was originally only 33 horsepower at the crankshaft. Malinky’s custom-built race bike ‘Poison Ivy’ touts almost double the power and torque of the original. “Going fast is fun no matter what, but taking something slow and making it go faster than it should is what I enjoy,” said Malinky, “especially when I built it in my home garage out of swap meet junk, tubing and sheet metal.” The prior record, just over 1 mph slower, was set at Bonneville Speed Week in 2016 by the Cheetah race team out of Switzerland on a 1950’s Triumph motorcycle with a speed of 123.534 mph. They had increased the record from the 117.108 mph speed set on Poison Ivy by Malinky back in 2011.
“We’ll be back on the Salt in 2018 with Poison Ivy to bump up the speeds on this new gas record and try and take the fuel record as well” said Malinky, not missing a beat, “The real competition is between myself, my bike and the salt flats. The trouble with speed is that once you get going, you always want more.”
Bobber, chopper or whatever you want to call it, a rigid rear section can transform your motorcycle. Made in Cleveland, Ohio, Lowbrow’s bolt-on Triumph hardtail does the job with the utmost quality and attention to detail, all while being affordably priced for home-builder or professional alike.
Lowbrow Customs hardtails bolt right up to your stock Triumph front frame section perfectly. These unit Triumph 650cc hardtails fit stock front frame sections 1963-1970 and are made from 1″ x .125″ wall crew tubing with 5/16″ thick axle plates. Just what you need for that Triumph bobber or chopper build, you aren’t going to find a nicer hard tail anywhere. Lowbrow Customs unit Triumph hardtails are approximately a 4″ stretch over stock wheelbase, and a 2″ drop (that is, 2 inches lower) versus a stock frame. Made in the USA.
Lowbrow Customs’ bolt-on Triumph hardtails are $249.95 and are in stock and ready to ship today. For more details or to place your order call toll-free 1-855-456-9276 or visit www.lowbrowcustoms.com
Lowbrow Customs is run by a tight-knit crew based in Brunswick, Ohio, USA and has been at the forefront of design in custom motorcycle parts for bobbers and choppers since 2004.
Let’s face it: not everything we do to our motorcycles has to be perfectly functional. Sometimes, we just want to tweak our rides to make them ours. Thankfully, Lowbrow Customs offers up these slick vintage-look spark plug wire kits to add some 60’s flair to your sled. But they’re not stuck in the past; according to Lowbrow, these wire sets are designed for motorcycles running modern electronic ignitions and will not cause RFI interference. They’re even made in the USA! Check out all the colors and options on Lowbrow’s site.