Bud Ekins was motorcycle legend. He is best known for being Steve McQueen's stunt double and his famous jump over the barbed wire aboard a Triumph in The Great Escape, but among motorcyclists, his motocross and desert racing skills are even more iconic. Now Triumph is commemorating Bud Ekins with two iconic variants from the Bonneville platform, a special edition of its T120 Bonneville and T100 Bonneville. While the running gear on each bike remains unchanged, there are plenty of classic and race-inspired details unique to these models
knurled grips, and bar-end mirrors.
The defining characteristic of these special edition motorcycles are the two-tone paint schemes and hand-done pinstriping, if you're speaking British English. The fuel tanks bear the Bud Ekins “flying globe” logo, as does the front fender, and you’ll spot more Bud Ekins branding on the side covers. Fans of vintage Triumphs will also notice the vintage Triumph logo on the tank, brought back to a modern production machine for the first time in the manufacturers history. Other details unique to these bikes include a Monza gas cap, LED turn signals, unique engine badges, knurled grips, and bar-end mirrors
Each bike includes a special certificate with narrative on Ekins' life and history, co signed by Triumph’s CEO Nick Bloor and both of Ekins' daughters, Susan and Donna. Further details and availability for Australia will be released soon. I absolutely love the new paint scheme on both bikes and in my opinion Triumph once again have set the bench mark in the retro motorcycle market once again. FrankTriple ✌
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