History in the Making - British Motor Museum

History in the Making - British Motor Museum

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Posted 2023-03-08 by Alison in Birmingham follow

Wed 08 Mar 2023 - Sun 30 Apr 2023



Motorbike enthusiasts can revel in over 120 years of Triumph motorcycles at the British Motor Museum until the end of April.

From the road to on the track, The History in the Making exhibition in the Rotunda Gallery showcases some of Triumph's most iconic motorcycles. There are even motors from TV and film to see up close including the Scrambler 900 that David Beckham rode through the Amazon and the Bonneville T120 TT ridden by Jason Statham in Mechanic: Resurrection.

The Scrambler 1200 XE is also on display, custom-built in collaboration with Guy Martin for an attempt to recreate the famous original jump from the 1963 film The Great Escape, starring Hollywood actor, Steve McQueen.

Impressive bikes on display include the Rocket 3 221 Edition, which was named after its world-leading 221 Nm of peak torque and is renowned for being the largest production motorcycle engine on the planet.

From Number One, Triumph’s first motorcycle, to the Speed Triples of today, the company’s back catalogue demonstrates many remarkable contributions to the history of British motorcycling.



For James Bond fans, there's the Speed Triple 1200 RR Bond Edition that celebrates 60 years of the spy, individually numbered and beautifully handcrafted.

Triumph’s innovation for the future is showcased with the TE-1 on display, a final prototype electric motorcycle.

Jeff Coope, Managing Director at the British Motor Museum said, “This exhibition features a fantastic exhibit of stunning motorcycles for visitors to see and enjoy, made possible thanks to the Dick Shepherd Collection. Triumph is an iconic British brand, and this is a great opportunity to share the story of Triumph’s continued evolution and the important role that British motor manufacturing still plays today.

An ”Evening With” event to complement the exhibition, features guest speakers from Triumph Motorcycles on April 29.

Access to the exhibition is included with normal Museum admission tickets. Museum entry is £40 for a family in advance or £44 on the day, £14.50 for adults in advance or £16 on the day, £12.50 for concessions in advance or £14 on the day, £9 for children (5-16 years) in advance or £10 on the day and under 5s go free.

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