Inspired by the custom Scrambler from the film, Triumph created a special limited edition motorcycle. The ultra-rare Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition launched in 2021 in a series of 250 individually numbered models worldwide and sold out instantly. The exact Scrambler 1200 XE ridden during filming by Daniel Craig and stunt riders Paul Edmondson and Martin Craven, sold at the 2022 Christie’s charity auction, achieving £138,600 against an estimate of £20,000-£30,000.
The jump scene took three days to shoot and was executed by experienced stunt rider Paul Edmondson. A lighter Triumph dirt bike was used for the aerial stunt and dressed to look like the meatier 1200 XE. Wind conditions were a major factor in the exposed hillside location and caused Edmondson to fall once during practice but he successfully completed what is arguably the most iconic motorised stunt in the film, powering the bike up an archway and making the mighty jump into the square many feet above.
Every single electrical connection during Triumph’s testing process was completely waterproofed, which ensured there were no breakdowns across the shoot, including the action sequence set in Norway where the stunt team were riding through rivers and across river beds through up to a foot and a half of water. The Norway chase sequence was filmed at the Ardverikie estate in Scotland’s Cairngorms National Park, and in Windsor Great Park. Among the stunt team was British Motocross Champion Rob Herring, who rode the camera bike.
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