Motorcycle enthusiast Prince William is visiting Triumph’s Hinkley headquarters today to officially open its new Factory Visitor Experience.
The 35-year-old Prince will be given a tour of the factory, walk the assembly line, and meet the technicians and apprentices who work there.
The visitor experience will showcase the British brand through its 115-year history, from 1902 to no, showing off a priceless collection of bikes ridden by stars such as Steve McQueen, David Beckham and Tom Cruise.
While in the Midlands, the Prince will also visit the MIRA technology park in Warwickshire, which is at the forefront of automotive technology research and development.
The Duke will be shown a selection of vehicles and equipment that have been developed at the technology park, which provides expansive research and development services, including into driverless vehicles.
Prince William is a big fan of Triumph and motorcycling in general, but he has put his motorcycling days behind him as his family has grown.
Triple World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea received his MBE from the Prince at Buckingham Palace last November.
At the time, he told the press association: “We talked about his bikes and the fact that he has put it on the back-burner a little bit because of his children now.”
First established in 1902, Triumph Motorcycles celebrated 115 years of motorcycle manufacturing in 2017.
The classic British brand builds around 67,000 bikes a year, which are then sold in 57 countries across the world.
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