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Triumphs star in new Bond movie

Triumph’s brand new Tiger 900 plus the Scrambler 1200 introduced last year will both feature in the forthcoming new James Bond film 'No Time To Die' which is due to hit UK cinemas soon...

The bikes’ inclusion follows a new partnership between EON Productions and the British bike brand, who’s machines also previously featured in some of the Mission: Impossible flicks and star briefly in the upcoming new Bird of Prey movie with Harley Quinn played by Margot Robbie.
In the new Bond film, which is to be star Daniel Craig’s swansong, specially-prepared Tiger 900s and Scrambler 1200 models are used in two of the movie’s most dramatic action sequences. The film’s stunt coordinator, Brit ex-motocrosser Lee Morrison, said: “Triumph gave us early Tiger 900 prototypes before launch so we could film in three key locations well before the bike’s official reveal. I have to say that we have literally thrown everything at them: big craggy sharp rocks, deep boggy mud, high speeds, big jumps and huge climbs and descents across a variety of conditions. The Tigers really have stood up to the task incredibly well, with no mechanical issues, and to me this really proves their go-anywhere credentials.”
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Filming took place in Italy and elsewhere last year and a teaser trailer including one of the bikes has already been released, here.
The new 900 is the latest in the Hinckley marque’s hugely successful Tiger adventure bike family. Based on the popular Tiger 800 launched in 2010, the 900 has an enlarged three-cylinder engine with a new firing order; uprated electronic rider aids; revised styling and is also significantly lighter. It also comes in off-road focused ’Rally Pro’ form. The Scrambler 1200, meanwhile, was launched in 2019 as a new, off-road capable version of Triumph’s latest, twin cylinder 1200 Bonneville retro roadster. This, too, comes in ‘XC’ and more off-road orientated ‘XE’ forms and is a genuinely capable dual-purpose machine. Even so, the Bond stunt team had to uprate the bike further for their demanding action scenes. Morrison continued: “The three Triumph Scramblers and the Tiger 900 we used were specially modified to handle the rigours of the action sequences in Norway and Italy, part of which can be seen in the first trailer. I’m really proud of the stunts we created, and I’m excited to see the audience reaction when the film is released.” Triumph’s CEO Nick Bloor added: “Here at Triumph we are delighted to partner with the latest James Bond film, No Time To Die. Triumph Motorcycles is fortunate to have a rich history of featuring in many incredible blockbuster films, so the big screen is no stranger to our brand. We know that our motorcycles are hugely capable and we cannot wait to see them in action when the film airs, including the new and eagerly anticipated Tiger 900 model.” With the movie now in final production and shooting complete, the Scrambler 1200 XE used in the Matera, Italy, sequence, is now on public display at the ‘Bond in Motion’ museum in Covent Garden, London, along with the Aston Martins and Land Rover Defenders also used in the movie. No Time To Die was due to go on release in the UK on April 2, however, due to to the outbreak of Coronavirus the release date has been delayed till 12 November 2020.
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