British Motor Museum opens second motorcycle exhibition with Triumph ‘History in the Making’

By James Smith

24th Feb 2023 | News


The second Triumph exhibition, entitled ‘History in the Making’, will run until the end of April 2023 (image supplied)
The second Triumph exhibition, entitled ‘History in the Making’, will run until the end of April 2023 (image supplied)

The British Motor Museum has opened another motorcycle exhibition in a new collaboration with Triumph Motorcycles.

The first exhibition opened last July to celebrate one of its most iconic road and race bike names – the Daytona.

The second, entitled 'History in the Making', will run until the end of April 2023.

Visitors can lean about over 120 years of Triumph motorcycles, both on the road and on the track.

Since 1902, Triumph has been a homegrown favourite of bikers all over the world. From Number One, Triumph's first motorcycle, to the Speed Triples of today, the company's back catalogue demonstrates many contributions to the history of British motorcycling.

The exhibition allows visitors to get up close to all of the bikes on display, including those that have featured in movies and TV, such as the Scrambler 900 that David Beckham famously rode through the Amazon, and the Bonneville T120 TT ridden by Jason Statham in Mechanic: Resurrection.

The Scrambler 1200 XE is also on display, custom-built in collaboration with Guy Martin for an attempt to recreate the famous original jump from the 1963 film The Great Escape, starring Hollywood actor, Steve McQueen.

Additionally, the Speed Triple 1200 RR Bond Edition is also featured, celebrating 60 years of BondTM, individually numbered and beautifully handcrafted, as well as classic favourites like the Bonneville T120 1958 plus a selection of the finest examples of Triumph custom builds from Down & Out Motorcycles.

Jeff Coope, managing director at the British Motor Museum said: "This exhibition features a fantastic exhibit of stunning motorcycles for visitors to see and enjoy, made possible thanks to the Dick Shepherd Collection.

"Triumph is an iconic British brand, and this is a great opportunity to share the story of Triumph's continued evolution and the important role that British motor manufacturing still plays today."

An "Evening With" event to compliment the exhibit, featuring guest speakers from Triumph Motorcycles will be taking place on 29 April, further details will be published shortly.

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