Konami provides more details on the Venom Triumph Bonneville

Konami has released some more information on the recently revealed Triumph Venom Bonneville, a one-of-a-kind motorcycle made in collaboration with Triumph, that will be shown at various events (MCM Comic-Con, where it was unveiled, being the first one).

The ‘Venom’ bike is inspired by the legendary Triumph Bonneville T100 ridden by Snake in METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN, and is a custom build, created by the Triumph team. Their brief was to bring to life Snake’s stripped back edge via unique styling and detailing, including game-inspired graphics and the renowned Diamond Dogs logo. The resulting ‘Venom’ is a mission-ready bike tailored to the wilds of Afghanistan and Africa.

Venom-Triumph-Bonneville-VTB1The Venom Triumph Bonneville

This press release seems to confirm that Snake rides the Triumph Bonneville T100 in the game, but it isn’t clear yet if it can also be used during gameplay. We can see the T100, without its ‘Venom’ modifications, in the GC 2013 trailer.



The Triumph Bonneville T100

Here is some additional information on the real-life Venom Bonneville:

METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN’s Diamond Dogs pack leader has little need for civil niceties, so mirrors, speedometer, and rev counter were quickly stripped off with function defining form. From there on in, this stock T100 Bonneville has evolved to become the ultimate hot rod.

Off-road duties are handled with ease thanks to custom rims fitted with dirt-focused rubber in the form of Continental TKC80 tyres. The stock saddle has been cut down and refinished in Sneaking Suit neoprene and carbon Kevlar leather inspired by Snake’s iconic combat wear.  A heavy duty ammo rack loops around the back of the saddle, offering both protection and somewhere secure to bolt down an extra case or two of .50 cal.

A yellowed-out JVB Rumbler headlight and external heavy-duty fork springs give an aggressive dimension to the front end, while the profile is exaggerated by the lack of front mudguard. At the rear, the cut-down rear guard and an exclamation mark-shaped tail-light add to the individuality of the machine. Colour-matched callipers and cam cover are additional stand-out details, whilst the custom slash-cut exhausts deliver a soundtrack that lives up to the looks. Details such as Triumph Tiger off-road foot pegs, Renthal performance sprocket, machined throttle body caps and Triumph sport levers all contribute to making this bike as unique as it’s rider. Finally a hard-wearing stencilled matte black Diamond Dogs livery clearly links bike and owner – creating a Bonneville fit for Snake.

The VTB:1/ Venom Triumph Bonneville was unveiled at the MCM London Comic Con, May 22-24, and then will tour a number of events throughout the year.

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The press release concludes with some general information on the game, its story and the online mode.

METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN marks a dramatic advance for the multi-million-selling franchise and expands upon themes and content seen in its predecessor: METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES. Boasting a truly open world environment, the harsh terrain of global battlefields is brought to vivid life with realistic weather patterns and day turning to night. Thus, players can adapt their tactics to match the changing environment, creating an intuitive and utterly non-linear gameplay experience. Similarly, a host of acclaimed METAL GEAR SOLID tropes return in hugely advanced forms, including expanded CQC (Close-Quarter Combat) skills, vastly improved enemy AI, and an all-new version of METAL GEAR ONLINE.

This ground-breaking epic sets a new standard in stealth-action, with the series’ famed sneaking elements greatly expanded within the sprawling play area. A host of new characters – both good and bad – tell a story driven by revenge, as series hero Big Boss enters a series of battlefields following the deaths of his colleagues. Central to the game is a hideously disfigured adversary known as Skull Face, while the ongoing conflict also introduces the new, iconic characters, such as the mysterious Quiet – a mute female sniper with incredible abilities.

Skull Face is referred to as being ‘central to the game’, despite comments by his voice actor James Horan that suggested he may only play a small role. And yes, it once again confirms that Big Boss is, well… Big Boss.

Source: Konami UK Blog

  • Mini gear

    id sell mu arm for it

  • Nemis94

    I hope we will finally see the reason why Big Boss turns into a villain as seen in Metal Gear 1 & 2, Kojima stated in an interview that the loop of the Metal Gear Saga will be closed in MGS V TPP, I can’t wait till Septmember 1st, too much hype for TPP 😀

  • Mr.Pony

    Nyxus may want to look into this:

    Silent Hills Reportedly an Xbox One Exclusive

    • Yeah, seems like a load of bs to be honest. The game 80% done? They probably barely started. This goes against everything that is said, including Guillermo Del Toro’s recent comments, Konami’s statement about the series being ‘extremely important’ to them and of course the official cancellation.

      • Mr.Pony

        Didn’t noticed the 80% part to be honest, just got exited of the prospect of Microsoft being interested in buying the rights.Taking the 80% thing in consideration doesn’t really help the case, it might be really just a rumor tough

    • FOX

      %80 completed? Who the hell will believe this bullshit 🙂

    • This looks like this shit.

      If you press the images, you will go to a Twitter account, probably made by a kid to get followers and so on… -_-

      The morse code sound (crappy quality by the way) that you can listen on the cockroach at the bottom it means that famous phrase from The Boss which says something like “It is possible to have an evil, timeless enemy?” I don’t remember the exact phrase.

      Bullshit galore thanks to marketing and cheeky people! 😀

    • invader_skoodge

      Why do you even bother reading IGN?


      • Mr.Pony

        I still believe

    • Shalashaska

      buhahah “ROOSTER TEETHS Source confirms that the game is 80% complete”… HAHA man im telling you, That guy must have mistook P.T for the actual game.. boy oh boy.. Ign is such .. i cant even think of a proper word, haha
      but as for MS actually buying the name of silent hills and going forward to make it an exclusive. Completely possible Considering that Konami is just left it to pursue mobile gaming. But then again, unless They can hire Del toro and Kojima, I highly doubt its going to be anything like P.t .

      but Konami’s ONLY console games worth anything anymore are MGS and Silent Hills… they’d be absolutely CRAZY to sell it 😛 but silent hills has produced nothing good recently… P.t Was probably the best thing in years. This time around with Kojima san And Del Toro, They’d have made the best silent hills ever. but konami went like “OH NOOOOO, I CLOSE GAME FOR ANGER KOJIMA, I BIG BOSS, I BOSS, he NOT DESTROY ME , I DESTROY ME, ONLY ME!” and then they went on the path of destroying themselves in term of their console titles 😛

      • Mr.Pony

        As bad as Silent Hill games have become I’m guessing they still made profit from them, having that said it may be the strongest argument that Konami has to not sell the rights, because you know who the hell cares about the fans, quality translates in profit numbers by Konami standards so it seems

        • Shalashaska

          expect this soon : “All new online-only, 24-7 connected, refreshing first person shoot em up SILENT HILLLSSSSS”

  • Javier

    Expanded cqc? Yeah. R2 R2 R2 R2, R2 left R2, hold R2, it even works if the enemies are not close to you.

    • invader_skoodge

      With the right CQC, you can get the Konami Code out of Eva…


      That says: “…Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right…” by the way.

      • Shalashaska

        lol .. go into her “cure” section and see her issues and what she has eaten. BOY SHE HAS eaten some GOOD stuff. AND She and Volgin do some really Dirty-hardcore stuff… go check out some sicknesses she has got.. 😛


    I was wondering how long we will have to wait till Phantom Pain will release on demand on xbox and Ps store.

    It would be Mega awesome if it would be day one release.

    Phantom Pain will be the best game ever!!!

  • Will__

    Anyone know something about this site, is written Kojimalives and a countdown. Fake? strange don’t see any mention here in MG Informer


  • Will__

    Anyone know something about this site, is written Kojimalives and a
    countdown. Fake? strange don’t see any mention here in MG Informer


    • Gatsu

      I think it is fake.

  • Tong Ninja

    “Central to the game is a hideously disfigured adversary known as Skull Face”,
    James Horan you troll! XD Kojima taught you well.

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  • PrinceHeir

    Looks great!

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