Prince William takes a turn on a Tiger 1200 XRt

The Hinckley Factory in Leicestershire had a Royal visitor today (20th February 2018) as Prince William turned up to take a tour of the Factory, its facilities, and the Visitors' Centre. He also had a go on one of the brand new Tiger 1200 XRT models... but probably won't be buying one anytime soon.

He has owned a Daytona 600 and a Daytona 675 in the past, but apparently gave up motorcycles to have a family. How many people can identify with that? However he has hinted that he may well take motorcycling back up again when his children get older.

The Prince unveiled a specially painted tank - which had taken Paint Shop team leader Paul Hobbs over 20 hours work to complete. All painted by hand and now on display in the visitor's centre.

He was officially there to open the Triumph Motorcycles Factory Visitor Experience - a free to enter exhibition showcasing a snapshot of Triumph's history over the last 116 years (the Factory Tour's are separate and cost £15 per person... and there's a massive waiting list apparently).