Steve McQueen was known for his performances on the big screen. However, the actor was also known for his passion for speed, including cars, motorcycles, and more. With an affinity for anything fast, Mr. McQueen rode several different motorcycles through the years. In the 1962 film The Great Escape, he rode a Triumph TR6 in the escape scene from a German POW camp, which was disguised as a BMW motorcycle.
Some 60 years later, Triumph is paying homage to that iconic moment with the Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen edition. The new bike features some retro-inspired touches to a modern-day design, offering a unique iteration of the original TR6. The bike comes painted in a competition green colorway while boasting brushed aluminum parts like the knee inserts and tank strap.
The motorcycle also features a vintage Triumph logo in gold and brown, while a suede leather skateboard seat completes the vintage look. The Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen is limited to 1,000 units worldwide. Each one comes with a certificate signed by Triumph CEO Nick Bloor and Steve McQueen’s son Chad McQueen.
Take a closer look at this modern-day icon in the images below and head over to Triumph to learn more. In the meantime, keep it locked with The Culture Curators for more from the world of cars and motorcycles coming very soon.
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