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Atom Bomb Doctor Who

Atom Bomb motorcycles
The latest build to come out of Clay Rathburn’s workshop in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia is this lovely 1962 Triumph 6T Thunderbird. The original plan was to produce a running mockup for a customer in Connecticut, who would then tear down the bike and paint and reassemble. As the build progressed, the customer wisely decided to let Clay finish the job: “Maybe you should go ahead and paint the tins and make it an Atom Bomb bike.”

The dark, understated paintwork sets off the polished motor beautifully, and a casual observer would probably wonder if this is a vintage original or a tastefully recreated custom. Neat touches abound, from the perfect curve of the bars to the short fork gaiters and the deep, glossy finish on the tank. Yes, ‘Doctor Who‘ is another classy, sure-fire winner from Atom Bomb, and we can’t wait to see what Clay comes up with next.

  • That is a masterpiece.

  • such a clean, beautiful bike!

  • Paul

    I can’t get over this bike. I keep coming back to just look at it. The lines are clean and give it just the right edge. I don’t think I’ve ever seen all the parts of a bike work so well together. If I had the cash, I’d be on a plane to buy it now. Well done, gentlemen.

  • Thanks very much for the kind words guys!

  • this bike is just pure beauty. congrats!

  • So I was just looking through some of the older posts here today and BOOM a local guy shows up. That is a beautiful bike and so close to home who woulda thunk it. Salem represent!!!

  • mark

    Amazing! I want one. Perfect art, and It also looks functional, which is a rarity in a show bike. Triumph’s make great platforms for creating great bobbers.