The Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE stunt bike is first ridden by Safin’s assassin Primo (Dali Benssalah) and has a major role in the Matera pre-credit sequences. In No Time To Die (2021), James Bond (Daniel Craig) manages to commandeer the bike for a chase through the streets, culminating in an epic jump into the piazza.
The Scrambler 1200 XE was specially modified to handle the rigours of the Italian action sequence. Stunt coordinator Lee Morrison worked with the Triumph team to create a stunt motorcycle that would not only perform at a high level, but would look good while doing it.
“First and foremost, as a stunt coordinator I have to be sure that we can achieve the action on that motorcycle. Is it agile and powerful enough for the stunt riders to achieve what I want them to? And also, crucially, does it fit the story of the film in a way that’s credible on screen. We loved the look of the Scrambler 1200 XE and rode it absolutely flat out. I mean as aggressive as you can ride a motorcycle. Lighting it up off-road, drifting it through really slippery streets in Matera, hitting steps flat out in third gear, quick direction changes, jumps, everything you could imagine, and that bike performed brilliantly.”
?Lee Morrison, stunt coordinator, No Time To Die.
With incredible all-road capability and performance, the 1200 XE has class-defining looks and complete dependability. The Scrambler offers category-leading torque and a dedicated ‘scrambler tune’ as well as the charismatic 270 firing interval ensuring a smooth, linear power delivery from the slick six-speed gearbox. Evolved specifically for the Scrambler, the 1200 engine provides 89 HP @ 7,400 rpm, and additionally is tuned to deliver ‘high torque’ off-road and on, low down and across the mid-range, with peak torque of 81.1 LB–FT at a low 3,950rpm.
This motorcycle is sold as a ‘non-runner’ collector’s item and is sold as seen. It is an original Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE stunt motorcycle and was built to be capable of certain limited specific uses by trained riders in a controlled environment for filming. It is not sold as a means of transport. It is not registered with the Driver Vehicle Licence Agency (DVLA) nor is it approved for use on any public roads or homologated. No promise is made that the vehicle is of satisfactory quality, fit for purpose, meets any road vehicle regulations, safety requirements or is otherwise roadworthy. Servicing and repairs may require bespoke and custom-built parts. Christie’s makes no representation as to the accuracy of any “mileage” or odometer readings, if present. If the successful buyer wishes to use the vehicle as a means of transport, he/she is alone responsible for all tests, repairs, reports and any other required formalities that are necessary to convert this vehicle from a collector’s item to a roadworthy vehicle (if possible).
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