Del Michael Gasan is no stranger to vintage retro bikes. Some believe biking is in the blood and in his case this very well may be true. His grandfather used to work on motorcycles for the British troops during their occupation of India in 1947, and went on to open the then famous Merlin Motors. “My grandpa used to always ask me to take things apart and if I couldn’t put it back together, I would have to sit and watch while he did…kind of grateful for that now. There has always been something appealing and raw about a simple frame and an engine, life is too complicated for clutter” he states. Del’s major influences in bikes vary from his father who used to roll around Bristol and the West Midlands on his 1970 Triumph Bonneville T120R in his leather Rocker jacket to urban biker culture and his fascination with the 1950s and 1960s. Continue reading →
Dubai Autodrome hosted the first UAE national race day of the new calendar year with championship rounds for the UAE Sportbikes, NGK Racing Series including Clio Cup and Formula Gulf 1000. Abdulaziz Binladen on his Liberty Kawasaki continued his winning streak in the 2013-2014 UAE Sportbike Championship as he notched up another 600 Class double win on the day, which gives him command of the championship as he remains unbeaten so far this season at Dubai Autodrome. Continue reading →
In building this bike, Benjie’s Cafe Racer wanted to evolve and stay away from the traditional look, as in they wanted something different and have that urban industrial feel. This bike started as a 2008 Triumph Thruxton with only 6,000 miles. Though the frame, motor and suspension geometry are stock, BCR wanted this bike to have that one-off custom look, thus opting for a bare polished brushed aluminium finish with jet black highlights. Continue reading →
Peter Egan provides historical perspective on the Jack Pine custom Triumph. Nice video and great dirt bike!
We all have our alter egos. During the day we blend into our jobs and daily roles. Often we yearn for an escape, even if it’s temporary. For Wenley, builder of a beastly custom 2008 Triumph Bonneville in his spare time, when he rides the MadMax he finds his escape from the everyday and shrugs off his invisibility for the night.
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 →