MOTORBIKES famously ridden on the screen by David Beckham, Jason Statham and Guy Martin have gone on show in a special new exhibition of classic Triumph motorcycles.
The British Motor Museum at Gaydon, in Warwickshire, has opened up a special exhibition under the banner Triumph – History In The Making, allowing visitors to get up close to iconic machines.
They include the Scrambler 900 that David Beckham famously rode through the Amazon on his Into The Unknown trek with pals David Gardner, Anthony Mandler and Derek White.
There’s the Bonneville T120 TT ridden by action man big screen sequel Jason Statham in the 2016 movie Mechanic: Resurrection, co-starring Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones and Michelle Yeoh.
And look out for the Scrambler 1200 XE, custom-built with Guy Martin for an attempt to recreate the famous original jump from the 1963 film The Great Escape, starring Steve McQueen.
But those are just a few of the headline attractions in an exhibition which celebrates more than 120 years of Triumph motorcycles, both on the road and on the race track.
The Speed Triple 1200 RR Bond Edition celebrates 60 years of James Bond, individually numbered, beautifully handcrafted and featuring the logos of all 25 Bond movies on the tank.
Elsewhere, the line-up includes classic favourites like the Bonneville T120 1958 plus a selection of the finest examples of Triumph custom builds from Down & Out Motorcycles.
And it’s not all rooted in the past. Triumph’s innovation is showcased with the TE-1 on display, a stunning final prototype electric motorcycle that hints of an exciting future.
Running until the end of April , it’s the second such special showcased by the museum, following a successful season last July devoted to the Daytona.
“This exhibition features a fantastic exhibit of stunning motorcycles for visitors to see and enjoy, made possible thanks to the Dick Shepherd Collection,” says museum managing director Jeff Coope.
“Triumph is an iconic British brand, and this is a great opportunity to share the story of Triumph’s continued evolution and the important role that British motor manufacturing still plays today.”
The History In The Making exhibition is showcased in the Rotunda Gallery of the museum, and is included in the normal admission price. See the exhibition website for more details.
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