From way back in 2007, here’s one of the motor industry’s earliest viral videos: Triumph’s sendup of its own Rocket III. It’s still great fun, check it out.
This video doesn’t require a whole lot of explanation or setup, just a little backstory. For the 2007 introduction of the Classic cruiser model of its Rocket III, the world’s largest-displacement motorcycle, Triumph decided not to take itself too seriously.
Instead, the venerable British bike boffins inserted their tongues firmly in their cheeks, got their Monty Python on, and produced the video you see here. Motorcycle enthusiasts rewarded the lighthearted effort with well over a million YouTube hits, and seven years on the clip is still good, silly fun. Enjoy.