Race ,Modern
JUL 20th 2021

Laura Thomson

Triumph gets down and dirty

Triumph is no stranger to off-road riding, with foundations laid in the gruelling desert races of the 1950s and ‘60s – not to forget that iconic TR6 650 Great Escape chase. In fact, Steve McQueen’s first ‘desert sled’ was a Bonneville, modified by his stunt double Bud Ekins, who himself won the 1962 ISDT on a TR6 SCT. And while the current line-up features a brace of adventure and scrambler machines, there has been nothing in the recent Hinckley history that would qualify for conventional competition – until now, that is.


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