Triumph are one of the great British success stories of motorcycle manufacturing. They rose like a phoenix from the ashes after property developer John Bloor bought the company in receivership in 1983.
The company started making motorcycles in 1902 and are responsible for iconic models like the Trident, Bonneville, Tiger and Tiger Cub as well as the TR6 used in The Great Escape.
Triumph’s relentless bid to sit at world motorcycling’s top table once more is now almost complete with recent bikes like the reborn Triumph Bonneville and world-leading Street Triple fuelling production growth over the last 10 years from around 39,000 bikes to over 60,000 last year; enough to be knocking on Ducati and BMW’s back door.
What’s more, Triumph have made a return to grand prix racing by securing a deal to supply engines to the Moto2 series from the 2019 season. The triple is derived from the engine used in Triumph’s 765 Street Triple, tweaked for more power.