If you’re a motorcycle enthusiast, perhaps one of the films that inspired you to become one is the 1963 war movie, The Great Escape. Here, Steve McQueen rode a Triumph TR6 Trophy as he tried to jump his way over German barbwires to his freedom.
To celebrate this movie and actor Steve McQueen’s legacy, Triumph Motorcycles unveils the limited-edition Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Edition.
This 1000-unit-only Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Edition is inspired by the original competition-spec Triumph TR6 Trophy, made famous by the legendary barbed wire jump in the iconic movie.
The Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Edition has been developed in partnership with the McQueen family. Chosen by McQueen for the film over a period-correct German military motorcycle, the Triumph TR6 Trophy 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.
Each Scrambler will be individually numbered on the billet-machined handlebar clamp, which also features a laser-etched Steve McQueen signature. For even greater exclusivity, each bike comes with a unique 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 bike also comes standard with engine and radiator guards, a premium brown bench seat with stitched ribbing and Triumph branding.
The tank is truly a work of art with its unique Competition Green paint scheme with brushed foil knee pads, hand-painted gold lining with gold heritage Triumph logos, dedicated Steve McQueen tank graphic, brushed aluminum Monza cap and brushed stainless steel tank strap.
The new Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen edition is also fitted with the My Triumph connectivity system. This allows the rider to access phone calls, operate music, use turn-by-turn navigation and manage a Go-Pro through the intuitive handlebar controls and TFT interface.
SRP for the Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Edition will be US$16,400 (roughly PH ₱795,000, PH taxes and duties not included).
Bear in mind that if Triumph Philippines decides to offer it locally, the price may be higher to include these taxes and duties.