Triumph Bonneville ‘Great Escape’ by COOLMotorcycles

Anyone who’s seen The Great Escape certainly remembers the scene when Steve McQueen outran the Nazi’s, jumping the fence into Swiss territory, on a 1961 Triumph TR6 Trophy. Talk about American pride and individualism. That’s what motorcycles are all about. Freedom. Independence. Pride. Now, the good people over at Coolmotorcycles in Cadiz, Spain pay homage to this scene, and the movie in particular, with this custom Triumph Bonneville Scrambler.

The build was headed up by Javier Alvarez and a team of Triumph enthusiasts to trick out this Bonneville in true Great Escape fashion. Here you’ll find the famous Motogadget Classic speedometer with a Norman Hyde fork brake at the front, Joker Machine rear view mirrors, beautiful Oury grips, and Fehling bars. The suspension was upgraded to Andreani fork springs and Ohlins shock at the rear. Coolmotorcycles also wanted to add an Arrow exhaust system to the build with Arrow’s 2-1 high pipes giving it that proper Triumph sound. All these upgrades sit atop two Continental TKC80’s tires while the rider plants themselves on a Ton-up-Garage seat. Of course, the bike’s painted to round out the Bonneville’s vintage look. We’re sure Mr. McQueen would be proud.

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