James Bond movies have solidified themselves as great opportunities for product placement, especially for vehicles. When it comes to cars, the ones that have appeared in Bond movies are too many to mention. However, the marque most closely associated with the British secret agent 007 has undoubtedly been Aston Martin. The famous spy franchise has featured several motorcycles too, by manufacturers including BMW, Cagiva, Honda, etc. Now it’s Triumph’s turn to represent.
The design team of Triumph Motorcycles modified a couple of bikes for the upcoming Bond movie, based on two models: the Tiger 900 and Scrambler 1200 XE. Triumph’s partnership with EON Productions and the 25th official James Bond film, No Time To Die, is strategically timely, since the all-new 2020 Tiger 900 lineup was recently revealed.
“Triumph gave us early Tiger 900 prototypes before launch so we could film in three key locations well before the bike’s official reveal. I have to say that we have literally thrown everything at them. Big craggy sharp rocks, deep boggy mud, high speeds, big jumps and huge climbs and descents across a variety of conditions. The Tigers really have stood up to the task incredibly well, with no mechanical issues, and to me this really proves their go-anywhere credentials,” said Lee Morrison, the Stunt Coordinator for the movie.
“The three Triumph Scramblers and the Tiger 900 we used were specially modified to handle the rigours of the action sequences in Norway and Italy, part of which can be seen in the first trailer. I’m really proud of the stunts we created, and I’m excited to see the audience reaction when the film is released.”
“Here at Triumph we are delighted to partner with the latest James Bond film, No Time To Die. Triumph Motorcycles is fortunate to have a rich history of featuring in many incredible blockbuster films, so the big screen is no stranger to our brand. We know that our motorcycles are hugely capable and we cannot wait to see them in action when the film airs, including the new and eagerly anticipated Tiger 900 model,” said Triumph CEO Nick Bloor.
The vehicles from No Time To Die are currently on display at the Bond in Motion exhibit at the London Film Museum. They include the Aston Martin DB5 replica, Aston Martin V8, Land Rover Series III, the new Land Rover Defender 110, the Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE, and the Royal Alloy GT125. No Time To Die will be released in theaters worldwide in April 2020.