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What make of bike did Steve McQueen ride in The Great Escape?

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What make of bike did Steve McQueen ride in The Great Escape?
I believe it was a triumph of some sort.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old May 15th, 2008, 1:43 pm Thread Starter
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Thanks a lot, mates!

Is it so famous that it's supposed to be known for every motorcyclist?
A kind of a must-do?

It's an anti-spam question on advrider.

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What make of bike did Steve McQueen ride in The Great Escape?
Easyman,
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Thanks a lot, mates!

Is it so famous that it's supposed to be known for every motorcyclist?
A kind of a must-do?
Purdy much.

I had a TR6C when I was in my early 20's. It didn't jump worth a shit.

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Hilts's dash by motorcycle for the border is fictional. It was made on the insistence of McQueen, a keen motorcyclist, and has become one of the most famous action scenes of 1960s classic cinema. Furthermore, the motorbike used in the film is a 1960s Triumph 650 rather than an authentic but more pedestrian, BMW R 75 or Zündapp KS 750.


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