Bud Ekins was a motorcycling icon, a top motocross and desert racer and professional Hollywood stunt man. You might remember him best as the guy who stood in for his buddy Steve McQueen, landing what became possibly the most famous motorcycle jump in film history in The Great Escape.
Now Triumph has announced two special edition Bonnevilles, a T100 and T120, to commemorate Bud’s legacy. Both models will come with a special two-color paint scheme and hand-painted coach lines with heritage Triumph logo. They will also feature a unique California “flying globe” Bud Ekins logo on the tank and front fender.
Other special details include a Monza fuel filler cap, higher-spec LED indicators, diamond knurled grips, bar end mirrors and special black engine badges.
Each bike will come with a certificate of authenticity that includes Bud’s incredible story, and signed by Triumph CEO Nick Bloor and both of Bud’s daughters, Susan Ekins and Donna Ekins.
Pricing and availability on the 2020 Triumph Bonneville T100 Bud Ekins Edition and T120 Bud Ekins Edition is TBD.