Triumph will open its factory visitor centre, located at the company’s headquarters in Leicestershire, UK from November 1, 2017. On display will be a collection of rare and distinctive exhibits “centred around the design, engineering and manufacture of Triumph’s most iconic models”, according to the bike maker. You can also book a 90-minute tour of the factory for a fee of 15 GBP.
Some famous bikes include the painstakingly restored Bonneville used by Steve McQueen in The Great Escape, as well as Tom Cruise’s Speed Triple from the heart-pounding chase sequence in Mission Impossible 2. You can also see the first Triumph No1, which was built in 1902, as well as the prototype of the race engine the company has built to power the 2019 Moto2 World Championship.
Paul Stroud, Chief Commercial Officer at Triumph, said, “We are very proud and excited to be able to invite Triumph and motorcycling fans from around the world to come and experience our brand first-hand, here at the factory where every Triumph starts its life. With so many important and rare bikes on display, the Visitor Experience will be a must for motorcycle and movie fans alike, but also an opportunity to help us celebrate our proud heritage and our passion for building great motorcycles. We hope this will reward and inspire every fan of the brand, and ignite a love for Triumph in a whole new generation.’’