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La Sal del Diablo: El Solitario’s custom Triumph T120R

A custom Triumph T120R by El Solitario MC
Love them or hate them, Spanish builders El Solitario MC have an eye for a good paintjob: their 1969 Triumph T120R sports paint by the East London signwriter Ornamental Conifer and the artist Corpses From Hell.

A custom Triumph T120R by El Solitario MC
El Solitario built “La Sal del Diablo” with the Bonneville salt flats in mind. It was modified to meet stringent safety regulations: new Avon Distanzia tires good for 120 mph, new electrics, and an emergency cut-off loop attached to the rider. Other mods include short bars, certified fuel lines and a vintage drag-style nose cone.

A custom Triumph T120R by El Solitario MC
In the end, the bike never made it across the Atlantic—the journey was stymied by air transport costs and a reclassification of motorcycles as dangerous goods. And that’s a shame, because at the French Wheels & Waves show earlier this year, the Triumph not only stopped the traffic, but also showed a promising turn of speed.

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A custom Triumph T120R by El Solitario MC
A custom Triumph T120R by El Solitario MC

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