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”

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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Steve McQueen in The Great Escape

Mount up on The Great Escape bike

  The owners of the Triumph TR6 Trophy Bird motorcycle used in the 1963 film, The Great Escape, is allowing the public to sit on the bike in the name of charity. The bike has been loaned to the organisers of the Sowerby Bridge Classic Bike and Scooter Show in the UK on May 29. …

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Celebrity trivia motorcycle quiz

Celebrity motorbike trivia quiz

How good is your motorcycle trivia and your celebrity knowledge? This week, our trivia quiz will test both. How much do you know about Top Gear, The Great Escape, Elvis Presley and Justin Bieber? Our motorcycle trivia quiz master, Dale, has been trawling his paparazzi files for the best celebrity brain-teasers. The above image actually contains …

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Motorcycle Diaries

Che and McQueen in our motorbike quiz

Do you know what bike Che Guevara rode, Steve McQueen’s alter ego, Lawrence of Arabia’s choice of ride or the scooter Dean Martin was photographed riding? These are among the celebrity questions in our weekly motorcycle trivia quiz, masterminded by Dale, our trivia king. See if you can get 10 out of 10 and then share the result with …

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