One hundred and fifteen years – that is one hell of a long time for a brand to not just survive but to carve its niche in the motorcycling world as a respectable and reputed entity. A feat that Triumph Motorcycles recently achieved. After the original company received a shot in the arm in 1984, in hands of its new CEO, John Bloor, Triumph Motorcycles as successfully revived its heritage as a maker of world-class premium motorcycles. And celebrating this long legacy, the company has opened an exclusive Visitor Centre for its patrons and motorcycle enthusiasts who want to witness the history of the iconic brand and its timeline so far.
Located at Triumph’s headquarters in Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK, the new Visitor Centre traces back the journey of the brand over the last century and its iconic models that hold the honour of being the most appeared motorcycle brand in movies till date. Over the years, Triumph motorcycles have enjoyed a strong following in pop culture as well as remarkable success in motorsports. A brand that became synonymous with lifestyle and was seen in hands of some legendary stars and personalities, a few of those machines also make their appearance at the newly opened Visitor Center. Like the Triumph TR6 Trophy ridden and jumped by Steve ‘King of Cool’ McQueen in his blockbuster movie, The Great Escape alongside the SPEED TRIPLE FROM MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 2 that Tom Cruise was seen riding on.