The Triumph in The Wild One

Marlon Brando and Mary Murphy in The Wild One, courtesy of Columbia Pictures.

The that started it all: In 1953’s The Wild One, Marlon Brando’s character, Johnny Strabler, rides a 650cc Triumph Thunderbird, maybe the most famous of all movie motorcycles.

The Triumph Thunderbird is a classic British motorcycle known for its performance and iconic design.  AndThe Wild One is often credited with popularizing the image of the motorcycle rebel in popular culture, with Johnny and his customized Triumph Thunderbird becoming an enduring symbol of youthful defiance and rebellion.

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