Steve McQueen needs no introduction to gearheads. His legendary scenes riding a motorcycle in movies such as The Great Escape are iconic. This 2021 Triumph Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Edition motorcycle captures the spirit of every chase scene with style.
Even though the bikes in The Great Escape look like BMW R75 motorcycles, they are actually 1961 Triumph TR6 Trophy models. So if a company is going to make a special McQueen edition motorcycle, who better than Triumph?
Upon first glance, the exclusive Steve McQueen paint scheme really pops. Taking a closer look reveals finer intrinsic accents finished with a classy touch. Even with its retro styling, there is plenty of modern technology making the McQueen Scrambler 1200 a very versatile bike.
A brown suede seat looks right at home next to the special green and bronze color scheme. If looking at this bike doesn’t make you want to fire up the 1,200 cc liquid-cooled 8-valve twin engine, maybe riding isn’t for you. The SOHC engine produces 89 horsepower with 81.1 pound-feet of torque.
Crank it up to enjoy the tone coming from the brushed exhaust system with matching silencers. A 6-speed gearbox operates with a wet, multi-plate assist clutch. An X ring chain is there for the final drive assembly.
Best of all, this is the kind of bike that performs well on and off-road. The suspension and tires can handle it as long as the rider is comfortable driving over multiple surface types. Both the front and rear suspension components are fully adjustable with a 250 mm wheel travel distance. Brembo brakes provide the stopping power for those uh-oh moments.
To keep you ready for any terrain, there are 6 advanced riding modes on the Scrambler 1200. Choose from: Road, Rain, Sport, Rider Configurable, Off-Road, or Off-Road Pro. No excuses now, rain or shine, it’s time to ride.
Wanting the 2021 Triumph Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Edition is the easy part. Not everyone will get their hands on one, they are only making 1,000 of these limited edition bikes.
Although it probably will not turn you into a movie star, riding the Triumph Steve McQueen motorcycle will make you feel like one. Sometimes that is all that matters. One way or another, the open road always presents an opportunity to enjoy the show.
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