Triumph bobber by Southsiders

Triumph bobber motorcycle
These days, you don’t often see hardtails getting thrashed around dirt tracks. But this Triumph T120-based machine is not only a daily rider, but also throws up rooster tails on a regular basis.

Triumph bobber motorcycle
The bike is owned by a French BMX rider who now runs a surf-and-moto shop in Toulouse. Christophe wanted a hardtail Triumph bobber and was looking towards the USA for the build. Then Vincent Prat of Southsiders MC intervened, and suggested that the bike could be built in France.

Triumph bobber motorcycle
In short order, the motor, forks and hubs were sourced from a Triumph T120. After a rebuild by French engine guru Henri Lao Martinez, local custom builder Momo installed the motor into a frame fabricated by Factory Metal Works in the USA.

Triumph bobber motorcycle
Everything else extraneous was stripped from the bike. As befits a machine built for “go”, the rubber is eminently practical: Dunlop K70s on 18” and 19” rims.

Triumph bobber motorcycle
Head over to the Southsiders MC site to see more glorious images, including the Triumph bobber in action.

Photography © Guerry & Prat Images.

Triumph bobber motorcycle