TRIUMPH COMPETITION WINNER SEES DREAM BIKE BROUGHT TO LIFE

Al Bagshaw, Triumph’s paint shop supervisor with Max Milne who sits astride the Triumph Rocket III featuring his very own custom design.

Al Bagshaw, Triumph’s paint shop supervisor with Max Milne who sits astride the Triumph Rocket III featuring his very own custom design.

A young motorcycle fan has seen his colourful design for the world’s largest production motorcycle brought to life when he visited the world famous Triumph factory in Hinckley, Leicestershire.

Max Milnes, aged 12 from Leeds, won a colouring competition at Triumph’s biennial festival, Triumph Live, which offered entrants the chance to have their design printed onto a real bike.

His winning design was picked from a large number of entries and as part of his prize he was given a tour of the Triumph headquarters, before seeing the 2,300cc Rocket III’s colour scheme, which he designed at the festival, made into a reality. Max was also given a special memento of his day at Triumph, as he was allowed to keep the side panel of the bike he designed. After the tour of the factory, Max and his family enjoyed a meal with the Triumph team who produced a boy’s dream ‘goody bag’ containing a Triumph watch, t-shirt, full scale motorcycle model and a cap.

Dean Driver, paint shop stores team leader at Triumph, said: “Max’s design won the competition due to the colours chosen and how well they worked together. Max had clearly spent a considerable amount of time colouring the bike in and had come up with interesting three tone splits on all of the larger parts. It was a challenge to create but great to be able to bring his design to life.”

Triumph Live is a biannual, three-day motorbike and music festival, which took place at Mallory Park in Leicestershire between 31st August and 2ndSeptember. The next event will take place in 2014.

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