Triumph celebrates 500,000th production bike

Comedy legend and avid motorcycle fan Ross Noble is embarking on a unique tour this month, asking bike fans and Twitter followers to guide him on a trip to find the best of biking Britain. From May 24-30, Noble will take in England, Scotland and Wales on board Triumph’s 500,000th bike, a unique Speed Triple.

As well as marking the significant milestone of the half-millionth bike to roll off Triumph’s production line since 1990, the tour is also a celebration of Noble’s 20 years on the stand-up comedy circuit and an opportunity for him to recharge his creative batteries while indulging his passion for motorbikes.

Riding the Speed Triple, Noble will be traveling around the UK, guided only by fans via Twitter, to uncover some of Britain’s best biking routes. A few stops are already planned, such as visits to two brand new Triumph stores in Reading and Manchester, while others will be entirely shaped by daily tweets to unearth the great places and characters along the way.

Carrying VIN number 500,000 and sporting a one-off red, white and blue paint scheme, created using a brand new production technique, Noble’s Speed Triple is destined to become a collector’s item.

After the Sit Down Tour is over, Noble will take the Speed Triple to the Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 1, where it will be auctioned with all money raised going to the charity, Riders for Health. The charity has been championed previously by Noble and provides vital motorbike transport for medics to reach otherwise inaccessible parts of rural Africa.

Follow Ross’s progress via his own Twitter feed (@therealrossnoble) or Triumph’s (@officialtriumph) and for more information go to Triumph’s official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/officialtriumph).

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