Triumph Gets Rock ‘N’ Roll With Exclusive Cafe Racer Styled Vinyl and Turntable
Retro isn't just making waves in the motorcycling industry. Vinyl has been on the uptake, and seeing the trend, Triumph have combined the two with a turntable inspired by its Street Cup 900cc café racer and a vinyl album featuring 10 ‘up-and-coming British rock bands’.
The turntable - designed by British manufacturer Rega - features a line drawing of the Street Cup with a splash of yellow taken straight from the bike. There's also a glass platter and a mat printed with a Street Cup wheel design. For the vinyl enthusiasts, it is fitted with a ‘hand-assembled, precision-built RB110 tonearm’.
Of course, this is a limited edition affair - only two have been made and will be given away on Facebook and Twitter. Triumph is saying to ‘keep an eye’ on its social media channels for a chance to win one.
If you're just after the vinyl though, you might be in better standing as 500 will be pressed. With a ‘nod to the original 1960s café racer practice of selecting a record on a café’s jukebox and racing to a predetermined point and back before the song had ended,’ the so named Racing Record features 10 bands that submitted two tracks each before Triumph’s Facebook followers voted for their favourites, narrowing it down to one each.
A number of those bands will be performing at the Bike Shed in London’s Shoreditch on August 29 from 6.30-11pm, where the turntable and album will make their public debut.
Once again though, for a ticket to that event, Triumph says ‘a select few will win their place at the party via Triumph’s social media channels’.
Triumph Motorcycles GB general manager Paul Lilly said: “Rock ‘n’ roll music was a major part of the café racer culture back in the 1960s. In fact, the music that played on the jukeboxes of the cafes these enthusiasts frequented even forms part of the scene’s folklore. “Our Street family of motorcycles has been built with fun and accessible rideability in mind and the Street Cup in particular is a modern-day street racer inspired by the café racers of old. It is fitting that we are now taking the Street Family back to its roots by creating our own record and turntable.”