Britalmoto Hyde Harrier

Hyde Harrier
If you own a Triumph Bonneville, you’ve got a huge number of options for customization. But the best, according to UK magazine Motorcycle News, comes from performance guru Norman Hyde: “The latest Hyde Harrier is the sportiest, most enticing road-going Bonneville ever made.”

The current Hyde Harrier is called the Jubilee. It was designed to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the first Harrier custom, and the 50th anniversary of the Triumph Bonneville. There are two basic kits, each containing a multitude of parts that you can mix and match. The bike you’re looking at here was built in Switzerland—by Fritz Tschumi of Britalmoto and his son Ivo Tschumi. Based just north-west of Zurich, they used only the second Jubilee frame built by race specialists Harris Performance. Ivo and his father then installed an engine from a Bonneville T100, modified to Thruxton specification. The exhaust system, footpegs and yokes are Hyde Harrier spec, along with the bodywork. Handling has received close attention: at the front are Showa upside-down forks and the brake cylinder from a Ducati 916. The 20-spoke wheels are from PVM, shod with Avon SP2 Sport Tyres. The brake discs and calipers are from Spiegler, the carbon front fender is from a Ducati Monster, and the rear suspension is Öhlins. It all sounds very good.

The result is a low and purposeful-looking bike with a strong retro vibe, but very contemporary performance and reliability. I’d take one in a flash. [See more of Ivo Tschumi's motorcycles here. Images © Sabine Welte.]

Hyde Harrier
Hyde Harrier

  • turtle’s helmet

    woot woot!
    what a neat bike.
    love the glossy paintjob.instant favorite.

  • AlwaysOnTwo

    I’d have to agree that it is an awesome combination of parts and workmanship if you just gotta have that T100 motor. Not too radical in appearance but plenty of the right stuff to make a fun, if not shoulder jerking, ride. I’d give in a little, though, and throw on sidestand so I could rest a little at the next watering hole and be able to admire it while shaking the road off.

  • http://www.pereiracycles.com pereiracycles

    Very sweet ride. Frame looks especially well designed.
    Looks like there is a sidestand. just below left pipe.

  • Don W

    Damn near perfect! Just saw one of these in the December Cycle World in blue, and it was equally as nice.

  • db

    Funny, I was watching a video of this bike on *gasp* another motorcycling blog the other night haha

    Sounds like an absolute ripper. Wasn’t into the styling at first glance but I’m starting to feel it now. Reminds me of an early GSXR (less fairings + prettier engine)

  • db

    ps. LOVE LOVE LOVE those pipes.

  • RobL

    Much like the Walt Siegl Ducati:
    http://www.bikeexif.com/ducati-supersport-custom

    Another bike with beautifully executed geometry, flowing lines that pull the eye along its form and caresses the part of the brain that simultaneously appreciates the perfection of a Fibonacci sequence and a perfect breast.

    Even that curved exhaust tip complements the lines and shapes. Little details and border intersections really set this bike apart.

  • Mule

    @alwaysontwo, Or you could just use the side stand that’s already on the bike.

    Having motor experience with these lumps, I have to ask, what’s it make at the rear wheel and what if anything has been done to the motor?

    This bike should work pretty good out on the road and with a group-o-motorwork, would be pretty competitive in our local mountains (Palomar, etc.).

    Disclaimer: Never race on the street, obey all speed limits, blah, blah, etc, etc.

  • KIK

    I LOVE THE WHEELS !! this set up looks awesome..sweet bike.

  • valvolux

    yeah, i agree. Those rims ae pure sex

  • Sportster Cafe

    You would know, I have a 2004 T100 engine in my shop, for either a Featherbed, or hardtail. Wish the frame wasn’t so pricey! Still, for a totally unique bike, could use forks from any number of bikes, cheap, and brakes, keep the price down, make my own tank and tail. Ohh, the pain!

  • KIK

    @ sportster cafe, why not find a wreck and cannibalize ?

  • http://www.thierryvincent.com Thierry Vincent

    I really like the overall neo-retro feeling of this bike. The only parts I don’t dig much are the wheels, a little too bling bling to me, I would have preferred classic spoke wheels. Still I find the whole project very well balanced, an excellent find, really.

  • kik

    Looking at this bike I realized you could probably do something similar to an older gsx-r …oh dear….

  • Sportster Cafe

    KIK, thats basically what I have, the engine forks and a few other parts. Like the idea of the wire wheels! Norman had a photo of a Triumph T140 engine in the Harrier frame with stock forks and wire wheels, it looked so right!

  • http://see360studios.com davidabl

    Word: “Jolielaide”

  • Jason Welsh

    Yes, please. Love the Ducati 900/Old Gixxer combo fairing/headlight set up, the pipes, and overall execution. Beautious. Nice job!

  • http://sakeracers.blogspot.com/ Christos S.

    wow

    now that’s a nice caffed “new” bonnie!

    ;)

  • http://www.hp2.info Andrew Macpherson

    Throwing another “Hell, yes!” into the ring.

  • http://forums.sohc4.net/ MoTo-BunnY

    Oh HELLS yes! Aesthetics just right with a kind of an industrial look to my eyes, and I especially love the ‘color’ (or lack thereof) scheme.

    I normally don’t care much for fairings, but it REALLY works on this bike.

  • Superg

    yes, but get rid of the car radiator on the front. don’t know why triumph put that eyesore on an air cooled engine, they never look good, the engine on the new Kawa 800 is much much prettier. triumph should hire them to take of bonnie design.