Indian movie star Dulquer Salmaan just spent several months on a cool customization of his Triumph Bonneville in a spot-on tribute to Steve McQueen. Salmaan, who has a huge following in Malaysia, oversaw a painstaking process to make the bike an unmistakable homage to the King of Cool.
"Over the past six–seven months I started working on my Triumph to make it completely personal and customize it to my heart's content," the actor wrote on Instagram. "I think I finally achieved it."
Thanking the Indian moto shop that performed the work, Salmaan writes, "Couldn't have done it without the patience, hard work and dedication of the team at Syamadynamic Triumph, Kochi. Thanks everyone for bearing with me for this long – I took three months just to decide the colors!"
According to Motoroids, the bike's original shade of black was repainted to a light shade of blue on the tank, highlighted with canary yellow racing stripes. The Bonneville logo on the tank was replaced with hand-painted “McQueen” lettering, and the racing number 28 was placed on the sides.
McQueen famously rode and raced several different Triumphs, including a Bonneville which remains one of the coolest rides to this day with its retro-inspired looks and muscular engine.