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.
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.
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.
Everything else extraneous was stripped from the bike, and as befits a machine built for “go”, the rubber is eminently practical: Dunlop K70s on 18” and 19” rims.
Head over to the Southsiders MC site to see more glorious images, including the Triumph in action.
Photography © Guerry & Prat Images.