Triumphs in the Movies

Birds of Prey is the latest in a long line of movies to feature Triumphs in them. This time it is the Street Triple RS which features in the DC Comics based superhero movie, and the motorcycle is fairly prominent in the film. The Street Triple RS is Triumph's best selling motorcycle in the UK and you can see why in this film.

The Street Triple RS is used by the character Helena Bertinelli, known by the superhero name of Huntress, who wields a crossbow with expert accuracy. The film has an R rating which is unusual for a DC Extended Universe film. This is a twisted tale told by Harley Quinn herself, as only Harley can tell it. When Gotham’s most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya’s paths collide, and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down.

The use of Triumphs in movies has been going on for almost 100 years now. Marlon Brando rode his Thunderbird 6T in The Wild One in 1953. Steve McQueen rode a Trophy TR6 in The Great Escape in 1963, though it was meant to represent a German machine. Clint Eastwood rode a Bonneville in Coogan's Bluff in 1968. Richard Gere rode a T140E Bonneville in An Officer and a Gentleman in 1982. Kevin Dillon used a T100R and a Cub to do jumps in the 1988 remake of The Blob. Pamela Anderson rides a Thunderbird 900 and a Tiger in the 1996 movie Barb Wire. Tom Cruise is on a Speed Triple being chased by a Daytona in Mission Impossible 2 in 2000 (they have amazing tyre changing technology). A Bonneville Scrambler features in the 2006 Mission Impossible 3. Brad Pitt rides a T110 in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button in 2008. Angelina Jolie rides a Street Triple R in Salt in 2010 (though the sound was changed). Chris Pratt rides a Scrambler in Jurassic World in 2015.

The film is in cinemas now.