214mph 1956 Triumph Bonneville Streamliner

The 'Texas Cigar' featured right at the end of the Top Gear FF feature, in the National Motorcycle Museum. This photo was taken at Gaydon during the 50th anniversary of the Bonneville in August 2009. In between times the Streamliner was very badly damaged by the fire which destroyed the NMM and shipped to Texas for restoration. See the picture of the blurb for details of its astonishing 214mph performance and recent Phoenix-like rise from the ashes. Photo by Blez

214mph 1956 Triumph Bonneville Streamliner