Frequently Asked Questions

    We are obsessed with the perfect ride and love nothing more than talking about it, especially when it comes to Triumphs. Whether it’s building your dream motorcycle to give you the best experience, learning about our decorated history, or wanting to know how a bike comes to life, here you’ll be able to find answers to some of the most frequent questions we’re asked at Triumph HQ:

    When was Triumph formed?

    Triumph was actually formed as a bicycle manufacturing company by Siegfried Bettmann in Coventry in 1887. The first 'proper' bike was built in 1902. the rest is history.

    Who owns Triumph today?

    Triumph Motorcycles Limited, the company, is a 100% privately owned company. Our parent Company is called Bloor Holdings Limited, which is owned by John Bloor. The spirit of Triumph, However, belongs to you, the rider.

    Where are Triumph’s factories based?

    Triumph has six-world class factories around the world, all 100% owned by our company. Two of these factories are based in Hinckley in the UK, just a stones throw away from the Mallory Park race track - guess wheat we do there from time to time?! Three are in Chonburi, Thailand and one in Manaus, Brazil.

    Can I visit the Triumph factory?

    First the bad news… not just yet. And now the good news… we’ll be opening our new visitor centre later in 2017. If you want to be amongst the first to visit and experience the new visitor centre at the home of British motorcycle manufacturing, sign up to our mailing list here, or follow our blog ForTheRide.com to get the latest news.