ATLANTA (July 28, 2015) – As Guy Martin and Triumph Motorcycles continue preparations to reclaim the FIM world land speed record, past achievements are saluted with the Triumph Bonneville T214 Special Edition. This bike commemorates Johnny Allen and his record-breaking run of 214.40 mph piloting the Triumph-powered Texas Ceegar streamliner at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1956.
The Texas Ceegar was a Triumph Thunderbird 650cc-powered, methanol-fuelled streamlined motorcycle. 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. A hand painted Caspian Blue and Pure White color scheme is complimented with red and white checker detailing, mimicking that of the Texas Ceegar. Black rims, handlebars and rear suspension springs, paired with red seat stitching add to the authentic appeal. A re-profiled rear mudguard and deep bowl headlight gives this special edition a one-of-a-kind look. The Bonneville T214 has a limited production run of 1,000 units with each bike individually numbered.