Monday, October 14, 2013

Walking Dead's Daryl Rides a Triumph...ish

The Walking Dead is back. If you're a fan of the show, you may be interested to know Daryl Dixon rides a vintage Triumph chopper motorcycle. Actually it's a Yamaha XS650 frame with a 1965-1970 Triumph Bonneville engine. The website EatSleepRide reports that prior to the fame and fortune acting has brought him, actor Norman Reedus regularly spun wrenches at a local motorcycle shop which served him as an income and soul food. Bits and pieces of the bike have changed through the 3 seasons, but the British engine and Japanese frame configuration remains the same.


The photos below show a Reedus astride his own Hammarhead Jack Pine Triumph not seen on the show. 
via LifestyleMirror

via FansOfTheWalkingDead


5 comments:

  1. Haven't you heard? Hammarhead is dead. And the owner ran off with everyone's deposit money!

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  2. Not sure if you can watch it outside the UK, but this great documentary was on BBC recently about the glory days of British motorcycles. Plenty of Triumphs - check it out!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03fv7sl/Timeshift_Series_13_Full_Throttle_The_Glory_Days_of_British_Motorbikes

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  3. Wrong! 70 Triumph frame, 65-69 Triumph TR^ (single carb) engine, Honda front forks.

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    1. Where did you find this info?

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    2. I've studied the bike in great detail and built a replica. I know the frame is a '70 model Triumph because of the shape of the frame and the front engine mount which uses three bolts and a triangular steel plate to mount the engine. The mount on the Walking Dead bike is an unusual shape, probably from an aftermarket skid plate.

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