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.