Grand Prix 500
Main Motorcycle: 2013 Triumph Daytona
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Steve McQueen special edition
Being a big McQueen fan, when I first saw the Steve McQueen edition bonneville I loved it. Then as time passed and I thought about how well it did or did not honor him and his triumph legacy I started to think that it was kind of a marketing gimmick disservice. Steve was known for his 'effortless cool' and a special edition bike that you have to baby and keep as a garage queen just seems a lot of effort to be cool and a bit counter. Its a remarkably cool bike on its own regardless of the celebrity affiliation and props to anyone who has one, but I feel that a true Steve McQueen edition would be an old and beat up bonneville. Nothing special, but lots of 'authentic' battle scars as that seems a lot more like most of the bikes i've seen him riding and captures his essence better. If so, I think a good number of us have unofficial McQueen ordinary editions. I am very much a 'to each there own' personality, so I'm just curious what other people's opinions are?
Why did the Germans have British bikes in the great escape anyway? Wanted to be sure that when the British POWs escaped they had something familiar to get away on?
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