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2012 Triumph T100 Steve McQueen Edition

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
2012 Triumph Bonneville T100 Steve McQueen Edition
2012 Triumph Bonneville T100 Steve McQueen Edition
The 2012 Triumph Bonneville T100 Steve McQueen Edition will have a military theme.
Steve McQueen lives on with a tribute motorcycle from Triumph in the 2012 model year lineup. The Bonneville T100 Steve McQueen Edition will be sold worldwide, but only 1100 of the special Triumphs will be produced. In 2008, a limited run of Steve McQueen Triumph-inspired replicas were released. Only 300 Rickman-Métisse Desert Racers were built, but the new McQueen Trumpet is a different style of machine.

The standard Bonneville T100 will be equipped with certain modified parts in order to replicate the Triumph Trophy TR6 that McQueen rode in The Great Escape stunt scene. Wrapped in a matte khaki green colorway with SM’s signature on the airbox side covers, this classic motorcycle uses a black steel cradle frame, 41mm front fork, rear suspension springs and engine accents. Black wheel hubs and rims with wire spokes, black headlight assembly, mirrors, handlebars and front fender support complete the dark theme. A single-person seat with a luggage rack replaces the pillion position. The limited run of replicas will also be identifiable by a numbered plaque adorned to the handlebar clamp.

Triumph’s T100 features classic 1960’s styling with an 865cc Parallel Twin. The air-cooled, DOHC engine is claimed at 67 horsepower and 43 miles-per gallon. The retro bike uses modern updates like fuel injection (styled to look like a carburetor) and dual-piston Nissin disc brakes front and rear. Twin chrome exhaust headers run down to an under-slung exhaust with dual mufflers. A five-speed manual transmission turns the rear wheel via chain drive. The standard 2012 Bonneville T100 starts at $8500

Full details on the 2012 Triumph Steve McQueen Edition will be released at the EICMA show on November 8, 2011 along with info about the 2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer and 2012 Triumph Speed Triple R

2012 Triumph Bonneville T100 Steve McQueen Edition2012 Triumph Bonneville T100 Steve McQueen Edition2012 Triumph Bonneville T100 Steve McQueen Edition
The McQueen edition has a solo seat, skidplate and special graphics. A certificate of authenticity comes with each of the 1100 bikes.

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TomBass   May 19, 2012 04:36 PM
I went to the Triumph dealer today to check the Steve McQueen bike out. There are none available anywhere as they are all sold out nationwide. I think I'll buy a T100 in Black and silver.
krait   January 31, 2012 12:55 PM
Who cares who started what and where? This is one very cool bike and what Triumph used to be about, not copying the Jap bikes.
ccrider77   January 15, 2012 09:48 AM
First, the "whole motorcycle thing" didn't start with Marlon Brando in 1953. Second, if you like those quiet, sanitized and tidy "cool" European bikes, then go buy one. Maybe they'll give you a free Starbuck's card with every new purchase? Triumph makes some excellent machines, but tribute bikes like this are a marketing gimmick. Flat paint is the flavor of the month and exploiting McQueen's excellent name to sell bikes is pretty lame.
Glen   November 12, 2011 08:03 AM
Piglet2010, What ironic is that Brando got so "big" toward the end of his life that he really did look like an outlaw of today. LOL
Piglet2010   October 30, 2011 10:52 PM
-Glen- Sorry, but I wish the whole "biker as outlaw" scene (and the loud pipes that are part of it) would go away. Then maybe we would get more of the cool bikes that are sold in Europe but not the US.
Glen   October 26, 2011 06:15 AM
What is more important is that no one cares that Marlon Brando's 1953 motion picture, The Wild One, where he rode a 1950 6T Thunderbird, started the whole motorcycle thing. Where is his signature series limited addition?