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2012 Triumph Steve McQueen Edition

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Triumph introduce Steve McQueen Edition motorcycle

Triumph has joined forces with the estate of Hollywood icon Steve McQueen to create a limited edition motorcycle that pays tribute to the late actor’s love of the British brand’s products.

Just 1100 of the Triumph Steve McQueenTM Edition will be produced and sold worldwide from April 2012, which is likely to make it one of 2012’s most sought after bikes.

McQueen was famous almost as much for his passion for cars, aeroplanes and motorcycles as he was for his legendary movies. He owned numerous Triumphs and loved to spend his spare time riding in the Californian dunes aboard his modified 1963 Triumph Bonneville. A highly accomplished rider, he also competed
in the 1964 International Six Day Trial in East Germany using a factory-prepared 650cc Triumph Trophy and was reputed to own 138 motorcycles at the time of his death in 1980.

Based on the popular Triumph Bonneville T100, the officially licensed Steve McQueenTM Edition features a host of modified parts that takes it a step beyond the usual ‘special edition’. The design is inspired by the classic Triumph Trophy TR6 that McQueen insisted on riding during the famous stunt scene in the movie
The Great Escape, and features a military style Matt Khaki Green livery, stencilstyle Triumph decal on the tank and the actor’s signature on the side covers.

A new solo rider seat and black luggage rack have been developed especially for the McQueen bike, which has been fitted with a rugged skid plate and a small headlamp.

The Triumph Steve McQueenTM Edition also features a number of blacked out components, including wheel rims and hubs, handlebars, rear springs, mirrors and front mudguard supports. To confirm the bike’s provenance, each machine is individually numbered with a plaque placed on the handlebar clamp, while owners will also receive a certificate of authenticity with their machine.