Historic days out at Hinckley visitor centre

A NEW VISITOR Centre at Triumph Motorcycles in Hinckley is to open the doors on 115 years of motorcycling history.

The centre will open on November 1. The Triumph Factory Experience is free to visit and will showcase an exclusive collection of never-before-seen exhibits centred around the design, engineering and manufacture of Triumph’s most iconic models.

Among the most exciting exhibits will be the most famous movie Triumph of all time – the Bonneville on which Steve McQueen attempted to jump the border fence in The Great Escape, which has been lovingly restored to working order.

Elsewhere, the two-wheeled stars from road, track and screen include the very first Triumph No1 from 1902, the Speed Triple ridden by Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible 2 and the latest race engine prototype for the 2019 Moto2TM championship.

In addition, visitors to the experience will also find a host of rare models including a 1919 Triumph ‘Trusty’ Model H, as used during the First World War, the 1959 Bonneville that shook the world and all the brand’s legends with the Hurricane X75, T595 Trident and original ‘94 Speed Triple.

Visitors will also be able to book a guided tour of the Hinckley factory. This extensive behind the scenes tour of the engineering and manufacturing facilities will give an unprecedented insight into Triumph’s approach to designing and building motorcycles.

For details visit triumphmotorcycles.co.uk/visitor-experience.