Steve dating motorcycles
In 1971, Mc Queen’s production company funded the now-classic motorcycle documentary “On Any Sunday”, in which Mc Queen is featured along with racing legends Mert Lawwill and Malcolm Smith.Steve Mc Queen owned over 200 bikes in his lifetime, and he was posthumously inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame.” –via Triumph In 2009, Steve Mc Queen’s 1963 Triumph Bonneville Desert Sled sold at Bonhams & Butterfields’ first-ever motorcycle and memorabilia auction for $84,240.
This box is finished in black wrinkle-finish paint while the tanks are dark green.The Bonneville T100 Steve Mc Queen Edition will be sold worldwide, but only 1100 of the special Triumphs will be produced.In 2008, a limited run of Steve Mc Queen Triumph-inspired replicas were released.The forks were fitted with sidecar springs and the rake increased slightly by altering the frame at the steering crown.The rear frame hoop was bent upward to accommodate a 4.00 x 18 Dunlop sports knobby, and to it were welded brackets for the Bates cross-country seat.The engine is basically a stock Bonneville but the compression was lowered from 12 : 1 to 8 1/2 : 1 for reliability, and the sagebrush-snagging oil pressure indicator was converted to a pop-off relief valve with a return line back to the oil tank.
Mc Queen runs Jomo TT cams and Lode RL47 Platinum tip plugs.
At the end of that season, Baker suffered a devastating accident at the Mosport circuit in Canada that left him with a broken arm and shattered his left leg.
Afterwards, he decided to retire from competitive racing.
In 1964, together with Bud Ekins on their Triumph TR6 Trophys, he represented the United States in the International Six Days Trial, a form of off-road motorcycling Olympics.
He was inducted into the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1978.
The cross-over pipes are Ekins’ own design, and are left unplated for better heat dissipation.