Hollywood star Luke Evans injected A-list glamour into the gala opening of Triumph Motorcycles’ all-new Factory Visitor Experience.

Riding aboard the new Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster in front of a VIP audience in Hinckley, the Welsh actor – known for films like Fast & Furious, The Girl on the Train and Disney smash hit Beauty and the Beast – showed nobody rides a bike like Gaston.

Luke Evans said: “You can’t admire motorbikes, as I have for years, and not have a love for Triumph. When I got invited to come along and ride the new Bonneville Speedmaster I couldn’t wait – I’m just hoping they might let me take one home!”

The Welsh star featured alongside the legendary Triumph used by Hollywood icon Steve McQueen in the classic movie, The Great Escape. The Triumph TR6R has been lovingly restored after years spent herding cows and being stored in a barn.

McQueen’s 650cc bike will take centre stage at Triumph’s new Factory Experience, where visitors will also be able to see the Triumph Speed Triple ridden by Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible 2 as well as a host of other milestone bikes from the brand’s history.

The experience re-opens on November 1st and Free Car Mag will be there and have a feature in the next issue.