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Triumph Tiger custom

1971 Triumph Tiger T100 custom motorcycle
This 1971 Triumph T100 is called Boy Racer and it’s from a new Italian shop called Grease Monkey. Owners Gianluca Tiepolo and Max Trono are into old school bikes with a twist; they’ve come up with a machine that has a light-hearted, almost rococo feel.

The intricate paintwork is certainly attention-grabbing—but the underpinnings are solid and conventional. The 498 cc parallel twin motor has been completely rebuilt, and the frame reconfigured as a bobber-style rigid. Grease Monkey has aimed for a compact look and shortened the front fork by just over an inch (30mm), which also makes the bike more agile.

1971 Triumph Tiger T100 custom motorcycle
The wheels are 19 and 18 inches, but the frame can handle a 21/16 setup for a more custom look. It’s a bike designed to be ridden: the erratic original electrics have been replaced by a 12-volt system and electronic ignition, but vintage lights and Smiths instruments keep the visuals authentic. It’s a good start: I think we’ll be hearing more from Grease Monkey in the future.

[Via Bikebolt.]

1971 Triumph Tiger T100 custom motorcycle

  • Jesper Holm

    Smashing bike i most say, very very cool, love the style..

  • One of my favourites for the paint alone.

  • mingh

    not too crazy about the paint, but it’s surely a step away from all the pinstripes or lame flames.
    Other than that, awesome! if you half close your eyes and imagine it with a sober gloomy Wrenchmonkee-style paint job, I’d kill for it.

  • mike

    maybe its ed hardys fault but that faux weathering is ruining it for me. and the grease monkey name isnt anything new but the weathering and the word “monkey” put these guys head to head against the wrenchmonkees (certifiedGODS of patina). ballsy.

  • Yes, there’s a slight hint of the Christian Audigier … um … ‘aesthetic’ about the paint. But I like the rest of the bike.

    By the way, there’s now an Ed Hardy ‘lubricant’ on sale—and it’s not the mechanical kind:

    The mind boggles.

  • chesterton pootay

    I really like the look, although they should have left off the phony shabby chic attempt at patina.