NEW 2020 BUD EKINS BONNEVILLE T120 AND T100 SPECIAL EDITIONS
In 2020, Triumph will launch two very special editions of the iconic Bonneville T120 and T100 that celebrate the iconic name and legend of Bud Ekins.
A 1960s motorcycle icon, Bud was a professional Hollywood stuntman, top motocross and desert racer, and the rider who made arguably the most famous motorcycle film jump in history in the WWII film The Great Escape on behalf of his movie star friend and ISDT partner Steve McQueen. These two new beautiful special editions feature a one-off Californian inspired Bud Ekins paint scheme and a range of dedicated special details and touches.
New 2020 FTR Rally Combines Retro Styling with Modern Performance
Indian Motorcycle announced the introduction of the 2020 FTR Rally. The 2020 FTR Rally builds on the 2019 FTR design framework but adds authentic retro styling to the modern performance capabilities riders expect.
Sure to turn heads at every light and every intersection, the FTR Rally features Titanium Smoke paint with the Indian Motorcycle headdress logo, aluminium wire wheels with red pinstripe, brown aviator seat, a new rally windscreen and Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tyres.
New for 2020, Triumph’s top specification Street Triple RS gets a major step up in performance from a significant engine update developed by Triumph’s Moto2TM engine team. It features all new more aggressive styling, and has been designed to set the new category benchmark for capability and handling, making this the ultimate performance street bike.
Indian Motorcycle Rocks Glemseck 101
Stuttgart, Germany (September 1, 2019) The 2019 edition of Glemseck 101 proved to be bigger and louder than ever, over the first weekend of September near Stuttgart, as Indian Motorcycle rocked the now internationally renowned event in front of a crowd of thousands.
With the American brand’s ‘big truck’ a fitting backdrop, Indian fans were treated to action on and off the track, as the Indian team brought along a host of production and special models for fans to feast on, including the iconic FTR 750 racer.
On the track, the team welcomed none other than 500GP legend Randy Mamola, making his German debut on Appaloosa, the Indian-Scout based racer, in the final Sultans of Sprint race event, while four editors from some of Germany’s most influential motorcycle titles battled it out on production FTR 1200s.
Three more of Barry Sheene’s race bikes have arrived at Suzuki GB from the family home in Australia, and two of them will be restored at this year’s Motorcycle Live, which takes place at Birmingham’s NEC from 16-24 November.
Watch the arrival and uncrating of the three bikes on YouTube here
Sheene’s last Grand Prix bike – a DAF Trucks-sponsored 1984 Harris-framed XR45 RG500 – arrived alongside a 1978 XR27 RG500 and a special XR23A 652cc big bore RG500, raced in the Trans Atlantic series and F1 Championship in 1979.