Man does not live by street-tracker alone, tasty as that diet may be. Even Richard Pollock, acknowledged Tracker King (he’s built more than 100 to date), likes to cook up something different every now and then. The latest Triumph special to roll out of his Mule Motorcycles shop, for instance, is more of a café roadster.
Most obvious difference is wheel/tire choice. Gone are the 19-inch Morris lookalike mags Pollock prefers for his trackers, replaced by Mule hub kits laced to a wide 17-inch Sun alloy rear rim and an 18-inch front, both ends wearing sticky sportbike rubber. That change alone gives the bike a more aggressive, hunkered-down stance, even if the 5.25-inch rear rim was so wide it required fabrication of an offset countershaft sprocket to gain proper chain/tire clearance. Read more