This is a song, which was written and composed for Triworx “Transpyrenäica” trip, which was ridden on four Triumph Scramblers. Join riders Uli Brée (the Mastermind of TriDays), Jochen Schmitz-Linweiler (LSL) Wim Peters (Öhlins) and Jens vom Brauck (JvB-moto) on their epic journey to the sounds of Jimmy Cornet.
When it first appeared in 2006, Triumph’s Daytona 675 was more or less the benchmark bike for the Supersport class. So it might as no wonder then, that this particular machine was specifically rebuilt – by T-Factorbikes, Belgium – for track action, with tweaks to the engine, brakes and a weight loss programme. Continue reading →
With the original Bonneville T100 proving itself a popular candidate for many a scrambler-style conversion, Triumph went ahead and launched its own official scrambler in 2006. Yet, it’s intriguing to see what custom builders can come up with, especially if the guys in question are from Steel Bent Customs. The donor bike was stripped down to its bare essentials, and complemented with wider wheels, smaller rear fender, a new 2 into 1 Arrow Exhaust and then some. Adjustable Öhlins shock absorbers replace the stock items, along with a smaller Motogadget gauge, new seat and a black powdercoated motor. The T100 is set off with a matte silver paint job accentuated with an orange stripe and, yes, a removable Francis Barker compass bolted on to the fuel tank. Continue reading →
For decades, Triumph has been known for building the world’s fastest motorcycles. All due to a group of hot rodders from Texas who decided that they didn’t want the record held by the Germans. From 1955 to 1970, a Triumph powered streamliner held the absolute motorcycle land speed world record.
That legend began in 1954 at Pete Dalio’s Triumph shop in Dallas (operating today as Big ‘D’ Cycles). It was a Saturday afternoon shortly after closing, legendary Triumph mechanic and tuner Jack Wilson recalls, when “Pete, myself and Stormy Mangham were sitting around talking about how Wilhelm Herz had raised the record to 180 mph on an NSU.” Continue reading →
How would a bike look if it was built by the great Nikola Tesla? Well, wonder no more, as Jeff Yarrington built one himself, obviously inspired by the works of the brilliant Serbian-born inventor and engineer. As he puts it, Jeff loves working with metal, steel and brass being his favourites. While not riding bikes or working on them, he builds arty pieces like brass lamps, wall hangings and such. Once the bike was done, theMotolady’s Alicia Elfving shot the pictures and video, and graced a few pictures herself. More images after the jump. Continue reading →
Good things come to those who wait, they say. Donny Greene and the boys in Louisville, Kentucky-based Retro Wrench used to keep a watchful eye on the classifieds and, when a typical neglected project chopper/digger project popped up on Craigslist, they had to get it. It was a 1965 Triumph TR6 that hadn’t seen use since the early Nineties. Upon further inspection, they found matching serial numbers to prove it was a limited edition “SC” racer – also known as the “Desert Sled” – built at Johnson Motors in Southern California and TriCor in Baltimore. Continue reading →
Check out this cool looking Bonneville turned Scrambler built by French motorcycle fabricators Sebastian Guillemot and Matthew Menard of FCR. Although this is nothing new on the custom market, the subtle mix of the correct elements brings this bike to the very top of our favorite Scramblers list. The engine cover was painted black, and the ridiculously cool Zard high mounted exhaust found it’s way onto the bike. LSL ignition switch relocation bracket cleaned up the instrument cluster, the small headlight and the LSL handlebars accentuate the aggressive front. Continue reading →