Triumph Motorcycles has unveiled the Bonneville T214 Special Edition to commemorate Johnny Allen and his record-breaking run of 214.40 mph piloting the Texas Ceegar – Triumph Thunderbird 650cc-powered, methanol-fuelled streamliner – at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1956.
The Triumph Bonneville T214 Special Edition is based on the Bonneville T100, powered by a 865cc parallel twin engine. As Special Edition model with only 1000 units to be sold, the bike features many unique attributes including a special hand painted Caspian Blue and Pure White color scheme with red and white checker detailing, tank badge celebrating Johnny Allen’s 1956 land speed record, red seat stitching, re-profiled rear mudguard, as well as black rims, handlebars and rear suspension springs, withe each T214 individually numbered.
The 2015 Triumph Bonneville T214 Special Edition is priced at $9,999.
Recently Triumph has announced that Motorcycle racer Guy Martin will be piloting its dual Triumph Rocket III engine-powered streamliner to break a new land speed record that is currently hold by the Ack Attack team with 376.363 mph (605.697 km/h), that was set in 2010 using power derived from Suzuki.
The record run will take place 24-27 August, 2015 at the Speed Week event, the Bonneville Salt Flats near Wendover, Utah.