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Rob North Triumph Trident

1974 Triumph Trident race bike with Rob North frame
Rob North is a name you occasionally hear in classic racing circles, but it seems that few people know much about the man. In the 1960s and 70s he built frames for BSA and Triumph triples, working with factory bikes, and at least one Honda CB750. North’s reputation was high, and the rights to the name and frame designs were sold first to Miles Engineering, and then a company called Trident. Today, Trident is a small outfit in the West Midlands of the UK that manufactures the Rob North Trident road bike and a BSA Rocket racer. (The word is that Rob North himself now lives in California.) The bike in the picture is a 1975 machine that was freshened up by the French restoration specialist Kerlo Classic. They’re a highly-regarded company with an enviable portfolio of work (and a client list that includes Philippe Starck). If you have a minute to spare, it’s worth checking out Kerlo’s other beautiful road racing restorations. And if you know what Rob North’s up to these days, drop us a line in the comments. [Spotted on Ze Last Chance Garage. Photo by Bruno Des Gayets.]