The Triumph in The Great Escape

One of the all-time classic movie motorcycles, specially designed for The Great Escape.

In the classic 1963 film The Great Escape, the motorcycle revved by Steve McQueen’s character, Captain Virgil Hilts, is a 1961 Triumph TR6 Trophy that artist Von Dutch disguised to resemble a German WWII BMW R75.

The thrilling motorcycle chase sequences in the film — filled with jumps, off-road maneuvers, and high-speed riding that anticipated McQueen’s famous car chase in 1968’s Bullitt — have become some of the most iconic moments in movie motorcycles history. 

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