Triumph motorcycles

  • 1957 Triumph Thunderbird

    1957 Triumph Thunderbird

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Clay Rathburn of Atom Bomb specializes in low-key customs, the kind that have a charm that grows on you. This is his latest bike, a 1957 Triumph Thunderbird built for Corey Theuerkauf. ‘Corey’s dad Tim started gathering parts to build himself a Triumph twenty years… Read more »

  • Wrenchmonkees Triumph Thruxton

    Wrenchmonkees Triumph Thruxton

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    The latest bike to roll out of the Wrenchmonkees‘ Copenhagen workshop is this deliciously raw, no-frills Triumph Thruxton. It’s owned by Peter from Holland, but was originally a UK bike—delivered in mint condition, and almost original. ‘Peter wanted a no-nonsense bike,’ says Per of the… Read more »

  • Streetmaster Triumph prototype

    Streetmaster Triumph prototype

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Three months ago, Richard Pollock sent us shots of a new bike he was working on. It was destined to become the prototype for the well-received Streetmaster Brighton café racer and So-Cal Miler tracker, and we’ve now got our hands on proper studio shots. As… Read more »

  • Thierry’s Tribsa

    Thierry’s Tribsa

  • Triumph Tridays-Eleven Bonneville

    Triumph Tridays-Eleven Bonneville

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    If you live in Europe and you’re a Triumph fanatic, the biggest event on the calendar is the giant Tridays festival. Every June, it draws hundreds of motorcyclists to the picturesque village of Neukirchen in Austria. The Tridays is organized by the Tyrolean screenwriter Uli… Read more »

  • Impoz Speed Racer

    Impoz Speed Racer

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    The Triumph Speed Triple is a terrific bike straight out of the box, and it’s been a huge sales success for Triumph. Ample power comes from a 1050cc DOHC, three-cylinder, fuel injected engine and the styling is unusually distinctive—thanks to those ‘bug-eyed’ twin headlamps. But… Read more »

  • 1963 Triton

    1963 Triton

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,,

    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. This lovely machine fits the bill, though. It hails from France, and is owned by photographer Vincent Michel. The engine… Read more »

  • 1953 Triumph Thunderbird

    1953 Triumph Thunderbird

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    The other day, a hefty and quite remarkable book arrived in the mail. It’s called Modern Motorcycle Mechanics, and it’s the seventh edition of a guide that first appeared in 1942. If you own a pre-70s bike, be it an Ariel or a BSA or… Read more »

  • Streetmaster Brighton cafe racer

    Streetmaster Brighton cafe racer

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    How’s this for a mission statement: “We wanted the style and panache of what the Rockers and Ton-Up Boys used to ride back in England, but with the power, reliability and push-button starting of a modern motorcycle. We think we’ve struck the perfect balance between… Read more »

  • So-Cal Miler

    So-Cal Miler

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Unveiled today at the Quail Motorcycle Gathering in California was this tasty limited-edition Triumph street-tracker from a famous car-building shop. Best known for its traditional hot-rods, the So-Cal Speed Shop is adding motorcycles to its considerable repertoire with the “Miler,” a stripped-down special based around… Read more »

  • Triton T140

    Triton T140

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    It’s not quite a barn find, but not far off. When photographer Damian McFadden was shooting the Buell RR1000 in the UK for Bike EXIF last month, he spotted this Triton lurking in a shed. Built in 1998, it’s a beauty. And like the Buell,… Read more »

  • Triumph Bonneville by CRD

    Triumph Bonneville by CRD

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    A lot of custom motorcycles are capricious creatures: pretty but impractical. Others are bikes that you can jump on and ride to the shops, and this Triumph Bonneville is one of them. It’s the latest build from the Spanish workshop CRD, and follows the current… Read more »

  • Triumph Thruxton by Mr Martini

    Triumph Thruxton by Mr Martini

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Nicola Martini is Italy’s foremost custom Triumph specialist, and he’s not afraid to throw a curve ball into the mix now and then. “T-Type” is based on a Triumph Thruxton, and has a characteristically experimental look. It’s no show pony though; the motor is fitted… Read more »

  • Triumph T120 Triton

    Triumph T120 Triton

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Ask most people to visualize a ‘classic motorcycle’ and the image that springs to mind will probably be a Triton. It’s a simple and elegant style, and although dozens have been submitted to Bike EXIF over the years, they still catch my eye. This one… Read more »

  • The Peril Speed Equipe

    The Peril Speed Equipe

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,

    Bonhams can usually be relied on to supply some oddball motorcycles in their auctions—but I haven’t seen the likes of these Triumph sprint bikes before. They pre-date George Brown’s Super Nero and Alf Hagon’s designs, and they’ll be going under the hammer on 24 April… Read more »

  • Atom Bomb ‘Velvet Underground’

    Atom Bomb ‘Velvet Underground’

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Clay Rathburn of Atom Bomb Customs is an old-school craftsman, and the creator of one of my all-time favorite bikes, ‘Doctor Who’. When Clay builds a bike, very little work is farmed out—an admirable approach in this age of off-the-shelf parts. This lovely 1966 Triumph… Read more »

  • Triumph Bonneville Trackmaster

    Triumph Bonneville Trackmaster

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    When your job description entails riding virtually every new motorcycle made in the last 25 years, your personal collection of motorcycles can run toward the weird and wonderful. We’ve shown several of former Cycle World magazine boss David Edwards’ customs over the past few months,… Read more »

  • Triumph Bonneville flat tracker

    Triumph Bonneville flat tracker

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Italy seems to be full of workshops making stylish, rideable customs, but Ggarage is one I haven’t heard of before. The company specializes in bikes from the 1970s onwards, and operates just outside Rome. This is their latest build, a simple but very effective flat… Read more »

  • Ron Peck Triumph 650

    Ron Peck Triumph 650

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Quality over quantity today: just two images, but of the highest order. If you were at the 2008 Legend of The Motorcycle Concours d’Elegance, you may remember Californian Ron Peck’s show-stopping 1972 Triumph Rickman café racer. This is Peck’s latest creation, and it’s just knocked… Read more »

  • Mr Martini Shorty

    Mr Martini Shorty

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    One of Italy’s most prolific custom builders is Verona-based Nicola Martini, better known as Mr Martini. He specializes in Triumph customs, and his Super Cooper—which we featured two years ago—is one of my favorite bikes of all time. ‘Shorty’ is the latest machine from the… Read more »

  • 1967 Triumph Tiger custom

    1967 Triumph Tiger custom

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Eric Henderson’s motorcycle is almost as interesting as his job. He’s an underwater welder in New York City, and when he’s not working below sea level, he’s riding a 1967 Triumph TR6R Tiger custom that took two years to build. Eric’s owned this single-carb bike… Read more »

  • Colin Seeley Triley

    Colin Seeley Triley

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,,,

    Between 1961 and 1967, Colin Seeley was one of Britain’s top sidecar racers. But he’s better known for the motorcycles he developed after retiring, mostly powered by AJS and Matchless engines. If you didn’t have a factory ride, a Seeley bike was the next best… Read more »

  • Triumph Pre-Unit custom

    Triumph Pre-Unit custom

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Every few months you get a buzz building around a bike before anyone has really seen it. Last year it was the Falcon Kestrel; this year it seems to be Mark Drews’ Triumph pre-unit custom, “Solitary Confinement”. Right now, it’s on a ship bound for… Read more »

  • Roberto Rossi “Rivale”

    Roberto Rossi “Rivale”

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Roberto Rossi is a custom motorcycle builder well-known in his native Italy, and little known outside. He’s based in the small Lombardy town of Roncoferraro Mantua, a two-hour ride east of Milan. This is his latest bike: called “Rivale”, it’s first in a planned series… Read more »

  • Triumph Thunderbird dragbike

    Triumph Thunderbird dragbike

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,,

    What were you riding when you were 13 years old? In 1953, Californian kid Bobby Sirkegian was racing in the equivalent of the NHRA Nationals, so I’m surprised he’s not a household name in motorcycling circles. Bobby used to campaign this Triumph Thunderbird dragbike, “Pretty… Read more »

  • Britalmoto Hyde Harrier

    Britalmoto Hyde Harrier

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    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… Read more »

  • 1970 Bonneville custom

    1970 Bonneville custom

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    From Guy Bolton of Greasy Kulture magazine. For a long time, Jon Rispante of Nevada wanted to build an all-black hot rod Triumph—‘murdered out’, as the hipsters might say. Here’s the result, a combination of three different Triumphs that Jon had sitting around. The pre-unit… Read more »