Steve McQueen fans rejoice: a “Great Escape”-styled Triumph Bonneville has been made, and more are on the way.
Painted up to resemble McQueen’s iconic TT Special 650 from the 1963 film (itself intended to resemble a wartime BMW), the 2011 T100 boasts a raft of aesthetic updates including: an extended, painted and plated front mudguard, re-painted Hagon shocks, a single-seat re-covered accessory saddle, micro indictors, a Unity rear number plate carrier, Lucas rear lights, Conti knobbly tyres, a stripped back and re-painted headlamp, wider bars and a personalised “WWII POW” numberplate.
The bike was made by Laguna Motorcycles of Maidstone. Marketing Manager Mick Lee told MCN:
“There’s a few upgrades we didn’t get to fit on the bike, including a new exhaust and a very minimal, micro speedo. That didn’t work out as it happens, but we’re really pleased with the way it’s looking. We’re going to build a few more of these over the coming months and see what kind of response we get.”
The bike will be used by the charity ride-out “Great Escape 2”, which aims to raise money for Help for Heroes and the Royal British Legion. Nine riders will travel to the site of POW camp “Stalag Luft II” and back, leaving on 4th June.
For more info, visit: www.greatescape2.net