Triumph Tridays-Eleven Bonneville

Triumph Bonneville
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 Brée, who must be an extremely busy man. This year, Brée increased his workload even further and unveiled a custom bike, the Tridays-Eleven—a high-performance machine that bears the stamp of some of central Europe’s top builders. Q-Bike of Hamburg modified the frame and developed the engine, which now pumps out 94 hp. That’s an increase of almost 30 hp over stock, helped by a 994cc Triumph Performance USA kit, revised cam timing, and oversized valves. The twin Keihin FCR41 ‘carburetors’ have been gutted and house the throttle position sensors; gas is fed in by the fuel injection system. The geometry and suspension was overseen by LSL-Motorradtechnik, who installed top-spec Öhlins forks and shocks, plus LSL wheels, custom triple trees and bars. Finally, the bodywork was designed by Ivo Tschumi in Switzerland, and painted by Michael Schönen of Lackmus. It’s an unusual looking bike, but a welcome change from the usual Triumph café racer style. I’m betting that very few Bonnevilles will be able to keep up with it on the road, either.

[More details on the German-language Tridays-Eleven website. Images courtesy of Katja Ruge.]

Triumph Bonneville
Triumph Bonneville
Triumph Bonneville
Triumph Bonneville
Triumph Bonneville