Triumph comes to Atkins Gallery

Black Hansom cab behind a black Triumph motorbike

Published Wednesday, 17 July 2019

The unique and limited edition Triumph Thruxton TFC is coming to Atkins Gallery.

As part of the Travels and Transport Exhibition, celebrating Hinckley and the surrounding areas significant contributions to the development of vehicles and the different modes of transport available through history.

The exhibition features work from 10 plus local artists on the theme of Travels and Transport with unique interpretations ranging from heritage vehicles, historical events to personal journeys.

Kindly loaned to the gallery by Triumph, the Thruxton TFC has a limited worldwide production run of just 750 and each motorcycle is individually numbered and supplied with unique premium badging.

This new vehicle is the first to be re-created by Triumph as a ‘factory custom’ – a legendary café racer, a lightweight, powerful motorcycle designed for speed and handling, for quick rides over short distances. This model celebrates the best of British engineering, detailing and finish.

With the launch of the all-new exclusive Triumph Factory Custom offer for 2019, Triumph delivers a landmark moment for British custom design, with an exclusive limited edition line-up of ultra-premium motorcycles. 

Every TFC motorcycle will be built to embody the absolute pinnacle in custom Triumph design, with a unique level of enhanced performance, technology, engineering, specification and exquisite finish.

This motorcycle in is black, with a host of carbon features and gold detailing, will be on display next to Hansom Cab, whose prototype was also designed and built in Hinckley. 

The first Hansom cab was designed by architect Joseph Hansom and built in workshops on Regent Street with its first test drive in 1835 on Coventry Road and Watling Street. 

In addition Hinckley and District Museum have loaned their Midland Red collection featuring photographs and ephemera from this iconic local bus company.

Councillor Keith Nichols, Executive Member for Culture, Leisure, Tourism and Town Centres at the Borough Council said “I am delighted that such an iconic motorcycle has been loaned to the gallery for this exhibition and alongside our other exhibitors highlights how Hinckley and the surrounding area have played a key role in the design, development and manufacture of world transport.  I hope that residents and visitors take the opportunity to visit the Gallery whilst this exhibition is on.”

The Open Exhibition - Travels and Transport is now open and runs until Friday 16 August 2019. The Gallery is open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5.30pm.

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