The Triumph Bonneville T214 pays homage to Johnny Allen and his Texas Ceegar streamliner that set the motorcycle land speed record of 214.40 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1956.
The Texas Ceegar was a Triumph Thunderbird 650cc-powered, methanol-fuelled streamliner. It was conceived and built by airline pilot J.H. “Stormy” Mangham and Fort Worth Triumph dealer, tuner and 2001 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Inductee Jack Wilson. Johnny Allen had six world speed records in various classes and distances before capturing the outright motorcycle land speed record.
Paying homage to the Texas Ceegar, the 865cc parallel twin Bonneville T214, is based on a Bonneville T100 and features many unique attributes:
- Individually numbered 1,000 unit production
- 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
- Smaller deep bowl headlight
- Black rims, handlebars and rear suspension springs
- Red seat stitching
- Re-profiled rear mudguard
- MSRP: $9,999
For more information on the Triumph Bonnevile T214 Special Edition visit TriumphMotorcycles.com.
While the Bonneville T214 is a salute to the past, Triumph is also looking towards the future. Guy Martin will be piloting the dual Triumph Rocket III engine-powered streamliner, hoping to surpass the current record of 376.363 mph. The record run is scheduled for later this summer at the Bonneville Salt Flats near Wendover, Utah. Follow the progress of the world land speed record attempt at TriumphLandSpeed.com.