Triumph Bonneville T214 Land Speed Limited Edition

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Triumph Motorcycles Press Release:

The Limited Edition Bonneville T214 celebrates the achievements of Texas-born racer Johnny Allen, and his record-breaking Triumph-powered Cee-Gar streamliner, which in 1956, set the first of many land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats by recording a two-way average of 214.4mph.

The “Texas Cee-Gar,” a Triumph Thunderbird 650 powered, methanol-fuelled motorcycle with a streamlined bodyshell was built by airline pilot J.H. “Stormy” Mangham, and Fort Worth dealer, tuner and 2001 Motorcycle Hall of Fame inductee, Jack Wilson and piloted by legendary Texas racer Johnny Allen.

On 6th September 1956 , AMA and FIM observers looked on as Allen set the world absolute speed record for a motorcycle at 214.40 mph. The now-classic 1959 Triumph Bonneville was named in tribute to the Texas Cee-Gar team's record-setting efforts.

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The 214.4 mph land speed record lasted until 1962 and was broken by Bill Johnson, riding the nitro methane powered Dudek Triumph streamliner to a speed record of 224.57.

The new Bonneville T214 Limited Edition, based on the T100 Black, pays homage to the remarkable land speed record achievement.  The hand painted Caspian Blue and Pure White color scheme complete with red and white checker detailing echoes that of the 1956 Texas Cee-Gar.  The blue front mudguard shares the same white star motif from the nosecone of the iconic streamliner.  The shortened rear mudguard combined with blacked out wheel rims, handlebars, and rear suspension springs add to the authentic look which is complimented with red seat stitching detail and a smaller front headlight.

Limited to a total of 1000 bikes worldwide, each individually numbered, the T214 will be in Triumph dealerships beginning November 2014.  As with all Triumphs, the T214 comes with an unlimited mileage, two-year factory warranty. Service intervals are every 6000 miles, or one year, whichever comes first.

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BONNEVILLE T214 LAND SPEED LIMITED EDITION FEATURES:

-  Limited edition Bonneville celebrating Johnny Allen's 1956 land speed record set at the Bonneville Salt Flats

- Commemorates 100 years of land speed record setting at Bonneville

-  Special paint scheme using the distinctive colors of Johnny Allen’s Texas Cee-Gar

- Individually numbered 1000 unit limited production run

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The story of the Texas Cee-Gar:

The Texas Cee-Gar currently resides in the National Motorcycle Museum, near Birmingham, England.  It has been lovingly restored by Big D Motorcycles following a devastating fire at the museum in September 2003.

The original power unit was built by Jack Wilson with the aerodynamic glass fiber bodywork designed by the pilot J.H. “Stormy” Mangham.  The fire damaged Cee-Gar was restored by a team in Texas led by Keith Martin of Big D Motorcycles who had worked for Jack Wilson.  Now in pristine condition, the Cee-Gar complete with its 650cc Thunderbird engine looks just as it did on that famous day, 6th September 1956.

MSRP: $9,999.00

For more information: www.triumphmotorcycles.com

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