Triumph Unveils The Spirit Of 59 Motorcycle Range

The Spirit of 59 is the result of Triumph’s unique collaboration with legendary UK street artist Dean Stockton a.k.a. D*Face to create three art-inspired custom Modern Classics, Tempted to buy one? Unfortunately, you just can’t go to your nearest Triumph showroom and write a cheque. The limited edition models can only be obtained through an international draw. To stand a chance of winning it you will have to take a Triumph Modern Classic for a test ride between February 7th to April 30th. However, be sure to read the full terms and conditions on Triumph’s website before visiting the dealership.

The three motorcycles that are part of this collaboration are the Bonneville Thruxton R, a black Bonneville Bobber and a Bonneville T120. All the bikes have received a distinctive hand-painted design, making them an instant collector’s item. According to Stockton, the Thruxton R is a modern-day cafe racer and a real track weapon that looks the best when in motion. What better way to accentuate that than designing a chequered flag across its bullet-shaped front end.

With the Bobber, the artist wanted to pay homage to the air crew of World War 2, who used to paint nose cone art on their fighter planes. Hence a stealth black look with a yellow fighting Cat and a ‘Bobcat’ design on the fuel tank made perfect sense. Advertisement opens in new window

With the Bonneville T120, one of the most iconic British bikes for a generation, the artist chose to go for an Union Jack-inspired design. But instead of going for just any Union Jack design, D*Face went ahead with a refreshed version of it, which both encapsulates the spirit of the 60s yet feels contemporary.
Other than these aesthetic changes, all the bikes remain the same mechanically.

Speaking about the collaboration, the artist D*Face said, “Riding a custom bike is about standing for what you believe in. It’s about expressing that part of yourself that separates you from the rest of the crowd. Triumph has undoubtedly been a fundamental part of that culture for 59 years and I am delighted to be able to play a part in their story and British motorcycle history.”

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12 Responses to “Triumph Unveils The Spirit Of 59 Motorcycle Range”


  1. 1 sharkey Feb 28th, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    The T120 obviously pays homage to the 59 Club, give them their due…

  2. 2 Jeff Duval Mar 1st, 2018 at 7:52 am

    Seriously tacky… Was it really necessary to fall into vulgarity? The new generation of Triumph Twins is absolutely brilliant, smart and doing well; it certainly didn’t need a tug downward…

  3. 3 BOSS HAWG Mar 1st, 2018 at 8:02 am

    I for one love the new Triumph Bobber and tip my hat to all supporting the 59 club!

    Hope to have time to ride one again at Bikeweek.

    Boss Hawg

  4. 4 Hadley Mar 1st, 2018 at 9:05 am

    I have always liked triumph I had 69 tiger that I change to a Bonneville I gave that to my son when he was born he’s 36 years old and still has it,, one of these days I’m sure I will have another triumph I am probably a modern version when I retire as they are lighter weight than the touring bike I have now well done Triumph !!!!!!!!

  5. 5 beentheredonethat Mar 1st, 2018 at 9:29 am

    vulgar tacky????
    that bobber is cool as hell
    should have a “I love Trump” sticker on it
    that would really top it off lol

  6. 6 Francesco Mar 1st, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Les 3 modules sont beaux!!!mais je préfère le bobber!

  7. 7 GYM Mar 1st, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Perfect bike for credit card coolness, soul for rent until your Starbucks goes cold.

  8. 8 VForce Mar 1st, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    Will the ’68 accessories that I still have in my garage for the Bonneville range fit the Spirit O ’59 models? or do you need the 9 year adapter kit?

  9. 9 Biggles Mar 2nd, 2018 at 12:43 am

    Very nice

  10. 10 dick Mar 2nd, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    Number 1; Slippery Sam comes to mind. Not exactly “Ace Café” but close enough.

    Number 2; Jap built Harley look alike from the eighties that just got fat.

    Number 3: The reason Triumph failed in 1970s.

  11. 11 Iron Horse Mar 2nd, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    I personally like the Bobber. Sure it’s not a Harley, but having choices is a good thing. I really miss my old ’67, 650 Tiger.

  12. 12 hacksaw Mar 6th, 2018 at 3:10 am

    ugly stuff.
    these models are nice simple motorcycle looking bikes.
    triumph paid this clown to mess them up like this?
    bike number 1 could have been classy if the checked flag motif had been lot more restrained. when the paint job becomes more the center of the eye than the bike, it ruins it.

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