Triumph pay tribute to Bud Ekins with special T100 and T120

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Triumph are paying tribute to legendary Hollywood stuntman and off-road racer, Bud Ekins, with two special edition Triumph Bonnevilles for 2020.

Based on the existing standard T100 and T120, the limited-run machines will receive a special two-tone paint scheme, complete with hand-painted coach lining and classic Triumph logo.

Also included are ‘flying globe’ Bud Ekins tributes on the tank and front mudguard, alongside a subtle nod across the side panelling, below the Bonneville logo.

Triumph Bonneville T100 and T120 Bud Ekins close-up

Ekins deputised for actor and good friend, Steve McQueen, on the set of the Great Escape, making the iconic motorcycle jump over the fence aboard a Triumph TR6 Trophy.

Alongside a new livery, the Bonnie specials also include a Monza filler cap often seen on Triumph retros, LED indicators, black engine badges and knurled grips.

To mark their authenticity, each machine also gets a certificate signed by Triumph CEO Nick Bloor and Ekins’ daughters, Susan and Donna.

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Dan Sutherland

By Dan Sutherland

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