HRH Prince William opens new Triumph visitor centre at the Hinckley factory in the UK
On 20th February Prince William – a keen motorcyclist himself – opened the new facility.
Nick Bloor, CEO of the family owned Triumph Motorcycles company, showed the Prince around the facilities and said: “It was a delight to welcome His Royal Highness to Hinckley.
Thanks to the dedication and hard work of everyone at Triumph, our export business continues to grow and our outstanding design engineering team, in which we have invested heavily in recent years, is producing a stream of exciting motorcycles that captures the imagination of riders all over the world.”
Together with his brother Prince Harry, Prince William rode across Africa for charity. Despite no longer riding on the road, he took a ride on a new Tiger 1200 before heading off to the nearby MIRA proving grounds, a world class vehicle research and development facility where a cars and motorcycles undergo rigorous testing.
Visitors to the new centre can drop by anytime in opening hours. Those who want to include a factory tour must pre-book. The UK factory at Hinckley produces about half of Triumph’s worldwide production.