Posted on Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
This past weekend, Jurassic World crossed yet another massive blockbuster milestone by hitting $600 million domestic, putting it at #4 on the all-time domestic box office list, with an eye towards passing up The Avengers at #3 before it leaves theaters.
But if you’ve seen Jurassic World enough in theaters, maybe you’d like to bring a piece of the movie home with you. No, sadly you can’t have dinosaurs as pets yet (hasn’t the movie shown you that’s a bad idea anyway?), but you can get your hands on Chris Pratt’s motorcycle that takes him cruising alongside his raptor friends, because it’ll be up for auction on eBay this week.
Find out how to buy the Jurassic World motorcycle after the jump!
MotoUSA announced the news today (thanks to friend of the site @JohnCessna for bringing this to our attention) that Triumph Motorcycles will auction the iconic Scrambler ridden by Chris Pratt’s character Owen Grady in Jurassic World. Yes, this is one of the actual motorcycles that Pratt drove around in the movie.
Here’s what the press release says:
The bespoke bike, featured racing alongside Raptors in the film will be sold by eBay to the highest bidder, with the proceeds going to Triumph’s nominated fundraising partner, The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride. Three Scramblers were customized for the film. One was presented to Chris Pratt as a gift after filming, the second is displayed at Triumph’s headquarters in the UK and a third is up for auction. This incredible once in a life time opportunity gives motorcycle collectors and Jurassic World enthusiasts alike the chance to experience the incomparable ride a Triumph provides while owning a piece of rare and authentic cinematic memorabilia.
The Scrambler is based on the brand’s iconic Bonneville model, combining classic off-road influences with the Hinckley firm’s signature twin cylinder, 865cc engine. Triumph has been a long-standing favorite of Hollywood superstars past and present including; Steve McQueen, Marlon Brando and more recently Bradley Cooper, George Clooney and Ryan Reynolds.
Obviously we’ve seen what Pratt did on the motorcycle in the movie, but here’s more two-wheeled action from the Jurassic World video journals:
The auction will go live on eBay at 7pm GMT on Thursday, July 23rd, and will be live for ten days only. A certificate of authenticity will be included in the purchase.
Money raised by the auction will go to The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, an annual motorcycle event that takes place in cities around the world on the last Sunday in September. Celebrating dapper style, classic motorcycles and the fun of riding with friends, the event is held to raise funds to help research into beating prostate cancer. Now in its fourth year, The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride has raised $2 million for global medical research and this year hopes to raise over $3.M through events in over 80 countries around the world.
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