The Iconic British Motorcycle Brand Kicks Off Its 120th Anniversary With Its One Millionth Hinckley Triumph
Triumph has a long illustrious history in motorcycling, however rocky their journey has been at times. From their initial launch back in 1902, the iconic motorcycle company has grown into a world leader in the field, weathered financial storms, and has emerged stronger than ever. They now prepare to celebrate two milestones- 120 years of manufacturing world-class motorcycles, and rolling out their one millionth machine since reorganizing and relaunching in 1990. The one-off, special edition Tiger 900 Rally Pro was unveiled at Triumph’s global headquarters in Hinckley, England by the company’s CEO, Nick Bloor, in the presence of the entire UK team. The choice of the Tiger 900 Rally Pro was the ideal bike to receive the honor, being such a versatile, all-terrain, do-everything motorcycle, truly representative of the brand’s history and capabilities.
With a custom silver paint scheme and “Celebrating One Million” graphics, this special milestone motorcycle will be displayed in Triumph’s stand at this year’s Motorcycle Live show at the NEC and then on display at Triumph’s Factory Visitor Experience in a new, specially created 120-year anniversary exhibit.
“Everyone at Triumph is incredibly proud to have played a part in achieving such a momentous moment in the modern history of this iconic brand,” stated Bloor at the unveiling. “Over the 31 years since we re-launched Triumph with a new line of British designed motorcycles in Cologne in 1990, we have shared so many great moments with our fans across the world. From returning to the TT champions arena, to entering the MotoGP paddock with our Moto2 Engine partnership, to supporting the biggest global riding event and its great cause for health and wellbeing with the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, to mention only a few, Triumph’s success has always stemmed from the passion and commitment we share with our riders.”
Bloor added, “Over the last three decades Triumph has maintained sustained and significant investment in our people, our partners and our in-house design, engineering, and manufacturing capabilities, in order to grow the reach and reputation of this iconic British brand. This investment in home grown talent, both in the UK and around the world, matched by the passion we share with our riders for delivering the complete and perfect motorcycle, has seen the brand go from strength to strength, achieving the most successful year in the brand’s entire 120-year history. Furthermore, we are committed to taking the brand to even greater heights, and with the forthcoming launch of our brand new Tiger 1200, new competition MX and Enduro motorcycles, plus our strategic partnership with Bajaj to create smaller capacity bikes, I am delighted to say that the future for Triumph and its fans across the world will be just as exciting and rich as the last 30 years has been.”
The very first production Triumph motorcycle went on sale to the public in April 1902, starting one of the world’s richest and most fascinating brand stories; a story that has gone on to encompass countless legendary motorcycles, and has played a significant role in shaping the motorcycle world we enjoy today. In the three decades since coming out of receivership and reopening production, Triumph has built and sold more motorcycles than at any previous time in its history through an international network of more than 700 dealers in 57 countries. The last 12 months saw record sales for the Brit brand, with more than 75,000 bikes registered worldwide, equating to $877 million (USD) in global bike sales.
Triumph operates five manufacturing facilities across the globe, all managed and led by the global headquarters in Hinckley, Leicestershire, where every Triumph is conceived, prototyped, and tested in Triumph’s Center of Design Excellence by their in-house team. The most recent addition to Hinckley’s infrastructure is an all-new UK assembly plant, built to enhance Triumph’s global manufacturing flexibility and complement the existing multi-million-dollar paint shop and rapid prototyping facilities.
So we raise a pint and offer “Cheers!” to the legendary British motorcycle brand, as they roll out their one millionth bike and prepare to celebrate 120 years of motorcycling history and excellence in 2022. May they continue to grow and shape the future of motorcycling.
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*All photos and info from Triumph Motorcycles LTD.
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Well done to all the people involved in this world beating company
Wish u all the best to entire team of triumph.
Wish you many more millions
Great job team … It is believed that if u gift a 1 millionth bike to me , the company will sell another 1 million bikes in 5 years … good luck
We’ll take that under consideration. Thanks for reading and chiming in!
Best wishes to triumph family
Well done Triumph your motorcycles are class apart going to buy one sooner than later!!!
It is a shame to know that the so called British Iconic bike is made in Thailand and not in the UK. I was proud yo own Triumph motorcycles, the ones made in the UK, now I feel let down to hear that these bikes are being manufactured in Thailand.
Well done good team work, congratulations for 1m.