This past weekend at the Barber Vintage Festival, Triumph took the wraps off a special edition Thruxton that was created with the famed Ace Café London. Harkening back to one of the lynchpins of the British café racer movement of the 1960s, the Thruxton Ace Café Special Edition molds the profile of the classic Triumph racer of the era to the […]
Bonneville Performance Flat-Track (Video); Triumph gets back to its dirt-track roots
Last fall we attended the season finale of the AMA Pro Grand National Championship, and we were blown away with the intense level of competition. Our full report and video can be seen here.
As the 2013 season is ramping up, we just got wind of a new video Triumph produced to showcase its invigorated factory dirt-track racing involvement, now with Latus Motors Racing joining up with the Bonneville Performance team we showcased in the above report. You might recognize LMR as the team which won the Daytona 200 in 2011 with rider Jason DiSalvo aboard a Ducati 848.
As you can see in the video below, dirt-track legend Joe Kopp, LMR’s team manager, has been tasked to help develop the BP Triumph for young racer Mikey Martin. The Bonneville Performance crew will be in action this weekend at the half-mile track in Stockton, CA, for the latest round of Grand National competition. It’ll be interesting to see how the BP Triumph stacks up to the proven Harleys as the season develops.
Check out the AMA’s 2013 schedule to find out if there’s a race near you. Highly recommended!