Following on from the announcement that Triumph’s modern classic lineup was getting an update earlier this year, the wait is over to see what Triumph has done to its Scrambler 1200 models.
Headlining the new models is the limited edition Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen, which not only pays homage to the man himself, but also to the Triumph TR6 made famous by the 1963 film The Great Escape.
The TR6 was chosen to ride in the film by McQueen, over a period-correct German military motorcycle, and the bike used in the jump was created by a British Triumph dealer and ISDT Gold Medal racer Ken Heanes, with an ISDT suspension set-up designed for robust stunt work.
The Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Edition has been developed in partnership with the McQueen family and is based on the top-spec Scrambler 1200 XE. Just 1,000 Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Edition models will be made available worldwide with New Zealand allocation yet to be finalised at the time of writing.
Each bike is individually numbered on its billet-machined handlebar clamp as well as a laser-etched Steve McQueen signature. The bikes are also shipped with a certificate of authenticity stating the bike’s VIN number, and carrying the signatures of Triumph’s CEO, Nick Bloor, and also Chad McQueen, son of the legend himself, Steve McQueen.
The Steve McQueen features a unique paint scheme with a Competition Green tank and brushed foil knee pads, exquisite hand-painted gold lining, gold heritage Triumph logos, dedicated Steve McQueen tank graphic, brushed aluminium Monza cap and brushed stainless steel tank strap.
The Steve McQueen Edition also features a premium brown bench seat, with stitched ribbing and Triumph branding, which further enhances the overall classic style.
In addition to the standard 1200 XE’s class-leading specification, the Steve McQueen Edition comes fitted with engine protection dresser bars, which add another layer of stunt-worthiness should the owner choose to emulate the iconic jump from The Great Escape.
A laser-cut and pressed aluminium radiator guard, with laser etched Triumph branding, also comes as standard, giving additional protection whilst optimising airflow.