Sunday Husky 400 Cross Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen’s On Any Sunday Husky for sale

The 1970 Husky 400 Cross ridden by Steve McQueen on the beach in the 1971 cult motorcycle documentary On Any Sunday is going up for auction in October at the Barber Motorsports Museum in Birmingham, Alabama. The bike is expected to fetch a significant amount of interest if previous McQueen bikes are any gauge. His 1915 …

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Paul Baltzer with his 1973 Triumph Bobber custom and 1970s Harley Shovelhead that he will show at the 2017 RACQ MotorFest wave

Triumph Motorcycles rides the retro wave

Triumph Motorcycles has ridden a wave of interest in retro motorcycles to post a 22% increase in revenue and 12.7% increase in sales in the 2016/17 financial year. The British company says their customers are typically men aged 40 and over who have spurred a 300% increase in retro models over the past five years. …

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Bruce Brown On Any Sunday

On Any Sunday director Bruce Brown dies

Bruce Brown, director of perhaps the greatest motorcycle film of all time, On Any Sunday, has died of natural causes, aged 80. The Academy Award nominated 1971 film was marked by the honesty and naive humour of Bruce’s narration. It kickstarted millions of riders in the ‘70s and is still a favourite for its coverage …

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Triumph factory visitor centre museum Bobber Black Speedmaster TR6R

Steve McQueen’s TR6R herded cows

One of the most famous motorcycles of all time, the Triumph TR6R ridden by Steve McQueen in The Great Escape, was once used to herd cows. The fully restored 54-year-old TR6R 650cc twin which has 95% of its original parts is now the centrepiece of the Triumph Factory Visitor Experience (museum) at Hinckley in the UK. …

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Triumph Speedmaster - Bobber Black

Triumph unveils Speedmaster, Bobber Black

Triumph has unveiled its latest additions to the Bonneville range, the Speedmaster (pictured above) and Bobber Black, as well as a museum that pays homage to Steve McQueen. The new Bonnevilles are based on the popular Bobber. They have a monoshock hard-tail rear, rather than traditional twin shocks like the rest of the Bonneville fleet. …

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Steve McQueen Honda CB450

Steve McQueen Honda CB450 for auction

A 1972 Honda CB450 once owned by Steve McQueen is among the star lots at this weekend’s Hollywood Legends auction in Los Angeles. McQueen bikes usually sell for substantial amounts, showing the star power of the former US representative in the 1964 International Six-Day Trials and star of the cult motorcycle film, On Any Sunday. In May …

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Ewan and McQueen bikes sell at auction

Ewan McGregor sold his “beloved” Panhead chopper and two Steve McQueen bikes have also sold at the annual Bonhams motorcycle auction in Las Vegas. The Star Wars actor’s chopper, styled by ‘Indian Larry’ Desmedt, sold for just $US 25,300 ($A33,587). The bike is powered by a Panhead-style Pandemonium 88ci motor and was built in 2010 …

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McQueen son, bike at Motorclassica

Steve McQueen’s son, Chad, and his famous “Desert Sled” racer bike will be highlights for riders at the annual Motorclassica in Melbourne this weekend (October 21-23, 2016). Chad is the ambassador for the show, but most eyes will probably be on Steve’s 1963 Triumph Bonneville Desert Sled, modified by friend Bud Ekins who did the famous Great Escape jump for him.  The Desert …

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Chad McQueen at Motorclassica

McQueen stars at Motorclassica

The son of Hollywood film star and motorcycle legend Steve McQueen will head to Australia in October as the face of the Motorclassica collector car and motorcycle exhibition in Melbourne. Like his father, Chad McQueen is a race car driver as well as a film producer. In January 2010, he started McQueen Racing LLC, a company which …

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Steve McQueen’s 1963 Triumph Bonnveille “Desert Sled” smart desert

Steve McQueen Desert Sled coup

Brisbane custom bike shop Ellaspede has scored a coup by bringing Hollywood actor and motorcycle racing legend Steve McQueen’s iconic1963 Triumph Bonneville Desert Sled out for display. Ellaspede will host a special event to view the Desert Sled, along with the full range of new Triumph Bonnevilles, on Friday, August 5, 2016, from 5-10pm. Bar proceeds …

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