A stunning modern-day Triton cafe racer built by Wheelie Motorcycles of British Columbia.

Mr Purnell’s magical Triton cafe racer

Most builds we feature start out as a ‘donor bike.’ This Triton cafe racer started out as an idea—turned into reality by a builder with the chops to execute it. Wheelies Motorcycles is a workshop, restaurant and retail space nestled in an industrial area of Victoria, British Columbia. Joel Harrison is the guy turning wrenches—handling…

Adam Grice's immaculate Triton cafe racer build.

Original Cafe Racer: Adam Grice’s killer Triton

The term ‘café racer’ has become so abused, it’s lost virtually all meaning. (Okay, we’re occasionally guilty too.) So let’s go back to square one, and check out a bike that fits the description to a T. This drop-dead gorgeous Triton belongs to Englishman Adam Grice, who saw the light after getting tired of modern…

Top 5 Triton motorcycles

The idea was simple: take the best engine and the best frame of the time, and combine them. In the 60s, that was considered to…

‘New Triton’ by Britalmoto

Think of a Triton, and you probably imagine a sleek, silver-and-black special from the 1960s. A product of its time, infused with the heady aura…

Triton by Made In Metal

We get quite a few Tritons sent in to Bike EXIF—maybe one every couple of weeks. I’m a big fan of the genre and always…

Loaded Gun Customs Triton

This lovely Triton is the latest from Loaded Gun Customs, the Delaware-based shop run by Kevin Dunworth. The story begins with a phone call from…

‘Featherbed 865’ Triton

There seem to be endless permutations of the classic Triton motorcycle. But I haven’t seen this mix of old and new before: It’s a modern…

Bonneville Speedweek Triton

The lure of the salt at Bonneville Speedweek is strong, and two years ago, the bug bit Vincent Prat of the French Southsiders MC collective.…

Freddie Cooper Triton

The definition of a cafe racer gets looser as the years go by. But this Triton, which will go on sale at the Wheels &…

1963 Triton

The Triton is the stereotypical café racer—especially when painted in the iconic silver and black colors. So it’s getting harder to find one that impresses.…