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William to celebrate Triumph motorcycle with factory visit

He will also be shown new vehicle technology at a site associated with driverless vehicles.

The Duke of Cambridge will visit the Triumph motorcycle factory and a technology park to celebrate world-class bikes and innovative vehicles.

William, who in the past has owned and ridden powerful bikes, will tour the factory and walk the assembly line, meeting technicians and apprentices working on-site at Hinckley near Nuneaton.

Later he will officially open a visitor experience which showcases a collection of Triumph’s historic and modern developments in motorcycle design, engineering, and racing.

William pictured with brother Harry behind him on the eve of their endurance bike ride race in South Africa in 2008. (Jerome Delay/PA Archive/PA Images)

First established in 1902, Triumph Motorcycles celebrated 115 years of motorcycle manufacturing in 2017, and builds around 67,000 bikes a year, which are sold in 57 countries across the world.

William will travel on to the nearby MIRA Technology Park to see how the global company Horiba Mira provides pioneering engineering, research and test services to the transport industry.

The Duke will been shown a selection of vehicles and equipment that have been developed at the technology park, which provides expansive research and development services, including into driverless vehicles.

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