DGR THRUXTON RS - TRIUMPH CREATES ONE-OF-A-KIND CUSTOM THRUXTON 1200 RS TO CELEBRATE THE DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN’S RIDE’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY

May 23rd 2021 will mark the 10th-Year anniversary of The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR), and to celebrate this incredible milestone, and the life-changing men’s health causes the DGR was established to support, Triumph Motorcycles have created a stunning one-off custom Thruxton 1200 RS to be won by a key competition fundraiser.

Reflecting the passion and commitment of DGR riders fundraising worldwide this unique motorcycle will be the first prize for the 2021 DGR Gentlefolk Competition, to reward the fundraiser that unlocks all their badges to enter the competition.

The Gentlefolk Competition is designed to give DGR supporters the chance to win some of the amazing prizes offered. To gain entry, and stand the chance of winning the unique Thruxton RS, fundraisers need to follow these four simple steps to unlock their badges (full details available on www.gentlemansride.com).

            1. Complete their Profile
            2. Donate to their own Profile
            3. Complete a Random Donation
            4. Raise a minimum of $250 USD

All entrants will receive the 2021 DGR Commemorative Prize Patch, and a single entry into the competition to win the DGR Thruxton RS. Prize winners will be drawn by the DGR when fundraising closes on June 6th, 2021.

This stunning 10th-Year Anniversary Thruxton RS was designed, painted, and customised in Triumph’s UK paint shop, a state-of-the art facility within the factory in Hinckley, where highly trained professionals ensure the highest quality possible on motorcycle schemes, as well as creating unique hand crafted custom paintwork.

Triumph’s partnership of The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride represents one of its most important and longest lasting collaborations, and this unique Thruxton RS showcases Triumph’s commitment and shared passion for the DGR, and the men’s health charities it was set-up to support.

Mark Hawwa, Founder & Director of The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride:
“10 years of riding dapper for men’s health is nothing short of incredible and celebrating that with this one-of-one motorcycle designed in collaboration with Triumph Motorcycles is such an exciting way to honour that. This DGR Triumph Thruxton RS will be the key prize of our Gentlefolk Competition; giving every single fundraiser that unlocks their badges in DGR 2021 the chance to win. It’s a piece of DGR memorabilia that brilliantly represents the committed efforts of our dedicated gentlefolk around the world, and the shared passion of our partners, Triumph Motorcycles.”

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For further information contact Stefano Campaci on stefano.campaci@triumph.co.uk

Notes to Editors

ABOUT TRIUMPH

·       First established in 1902, Triumph Motorcycles celebrated 118 years of motorcycle manufacture in 2020. For more than three decades, Triumph Motorcycles has been based in Hinckley, Leicestershire, and has produced iconic bikes that perfectly blend authentic design, character, charisma and performance.

·       Building around 60,000 bikes per year, Triumph is the largest British motorcycle manufacturer and has around 650 dealers across the world.

·       This focus, innovation and engineering passion has today created a broad range of bikes suited to all motorcycle riders, including the stunning new Trident 660, epic new Tiger 900, world leading Rocket R and GT, new higher performance Street Triple 765RS, iconic Scrambler 1200, Speed Triple, transcontinental Tiger 1200, iconic Triumph Bonneville family including the sporty Speed Twin, Bonneville Bobber, legendary Thruxton RS, accessible Street Twin, Street Scrambler and iconic Bonneville T120 and T100, plus an exciting and accessible A2 range of Triumph motorcycles.

·       Triumph currently employs around 1,800 personnel worldwide and has subsidiary operations in the UK, North America, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan, Sweden (Scandinavia), Benelux, Brazil, India, China and Thailand as well as a network of independent distributors. Triumph has manufacturing facilities in Hinckley, Leicestershire, and Thailand plus CKD facilities in Brazil and India.

·       The Triumph Bonneville, famously named to celebrate Triumph’s 1956 land speed record on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA, was the original British superbike and a race-winner straight out of the crate, chosen by famous motorcyclists of the past for its legendary handling, style, and character. It’s that handling, character and style, married to modern rider-focused technology that makes the new Bonneville family the authentic modern classic choice today.

·       Triumph has a glorious racing history, competing in and winning races in almost every class and field of motorcycle sporting achievement. From winning the second ever Isle of Man TT in 1908, through to 1960s road and track domination in Europe and America, right up to contemporary racing achievements with the 675cc Triumph triple powered 2014 Daytona 200 win, the 2014 Isle of Man Supersports TT win, the 2014 and 2015 British Supersports titles and World SuperSport racing, and again in 2019, with another victory at the Isle of Man Supersports TT, piloted by Peter Hickman.

·       Triumph’s racing legend continues as the exclusive engine supplier to the FIM Moto2™ World Championship since the start of the 2019 season. Triumph Motorcycles provides all of the teams with race-tuned 765cc triples, each of which is based on the class-leading Street Triple RS powerplant. Redefining the class and breaking record after record in the inaugural year, including the first ever +300km/h Moto2™ top speed, the 2020 season got even faster with another 11 all time lap records and seven different winners from 15 races.

·       Triumph’s racing activities are further bolstered by a return to the British Superbike paddock in 2021 with a factory-supported race team in the British Supersport Championship.

 

 

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