Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Steve McQueen SE Triumph

Steve McQueen SE
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 Triumph motorcycles 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.
Since 1902, Triumph has been producing distinctive motorcycles celebrated for their style and engineering. Through the 50′s and 60′s, names such as Steve McQueen and Marlon Brando cemented the Triumph legend. In 1991, Triumph was reborn remaining true to its heritage. And because the Steve McQueen’s name continues to sell motorcycles, Triumph is releasing a Special Edition limited to just 1100 bikes carrying his name. Each of them will be delivered (price to be announced) in matt khaki Green paint job, Steve McQueen’s signature on the side covers, a solo seat, blacked out headlamp, luggage rack, wheel rims, hubs, handlebars, rear springs, mirrors, and mudguard supports, and arrived individually numbered, with a plaque on the handlebar clamp and a certificate of authenticity.

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