Francesc Galindo has a job most of us would kill for: he’s a MotoGP mechanic who flies around the world wrenching on bikes for the Pramac Racing Ducati team.
In his spare time, he likes to work on customs. He runs Fgmotoworks, a small workshop in Barcelona, and builds road and race bikes—with a special focus on suspension tuning. This custom Triumph Scrambler is Francesc’s latest build, and you can bet that it handles like a dream.
The stock Scrambler is no slouch on the twisties, but Francesc has elevated it to a whole new level with Andreani fork cartridges and Öhlins rear shocks. The accessory parts are equally high quality, with the headlight, seat, and fenders coming from the German company JvB-Moto. The bars, risers, chain guard and sprocket guard are from LSL.
It’s interesting to note where Francesc has concentrated his efforts when improving the Scrambler. As a MotoGP mechanic, he’s keen to save weight, so he’s ditched the standard wheels in favor of a pair of 17” tubeless Kineo rims. They’re now shod with Avon Distanzia tires—in 120 (front) and 160 (rear) widths. He’s also replaced the factory brake system with components from the Italian brand Braking.
The hardest job was the rewire. The electrical system is now mostly concealed within the headlight bowl, and hooked up to a Motogadget m-Tri box. On recent Triumph models it is virtually impossible to replace the standard ancillary components, which are hooked up to a CAN Bus electronic system. But the m-Tri box interprets all the signals and allows customizers to attach the instruments and lighting of their choice.
Interestingly, he’s left the Scrambler engine alone apart from fitting a high-performance Arrow exhaust system. That’ll free up a few extra horsepower, but the message is clear—the biggest gains come from the handling, not the straight-line acceleration.
Francesc’s approach doesn’t just appeal to ‘average Joe’ riders. He also counts professional racers amongst his clients: Héctor Barberá uses a custom Honda CRF450 supermoto built by Fgmotoworks for his training between races.
If you’ve got a Triumph ‘modern classic’ and want a little MotoGP magic sprinkled on it, contact Francesc via the Fgmotoworks website.