Idiosyncratic Italian builder Nicola Martini has a new custom to tease us with. The M-Tripp is based on the Triumph Thunderbird Sport, and looks usuable as an everyday bike. (It’s certainly more conventional than its predecessor, the wild Matty Yu-Stone.) The riding position looks comfortable, and there’s even a chromed grab-rail for a brave passenger. Upside-down forks and Brembo Gold brakes sharpen the handling, and the original swingarm is replaced by a stiffer item from the Speed Triple. A Dynojet kit and Supertrapp muffler give the engine an extra kick, but for us, the icing on the cake is that perfect flash of crimson on the valve covers.
Nikon D300 | f/20.0 | ISO 800 | Focal length 60mm