TRIUMPH is set open its new visitor centre next month after years of work to create an on-site facility for its fans.
The firm is also set to reveal a new model at an event marking the official opening of the centre on October 3, although no clues have been given as to what it could be.
An invitation to the event says: ‘It is our pleasure to invite you to join us at the home of Triumph Motorcycles, Hinckley, for the long-awaited official opening of the Factory Visitor Experience and the exciting reveal of a new Motorcycle Icon.’
The firm’s website has been updated with the above image simply stating ‘Factory Visitor Experience’ and ‘History in the Making’ and the date October 3.
Plans for the site (below) are freely available on the Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council planning website. They show that two floors of a corner of the main factory building are dedicated to the visitor centre. The lower floor will include a café, atrium/entrance lobby, toilets and a large hall simply titled ‘visitor centre’ that will presumably contain bikes from the firm’s current and historic ranges.
Upstairs there’s a similar large hall, plus a shop and more toilet facilities.
The picture shown on the Triumph site and here includes a modern Street Triple and an immaculate vintage Bonneville suspended by wires, presumably representing the scope and the display style of the new visitor centre.
To accommodate the visitors, changes have been made to the factory’s car parks and an entrance that will allow people into the visitor centre without letting them into the main factory itself.
Triumph first announced plans for the centre last year.