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Triumph TR6 custom

Desert Rose, a 1971 Triumph custom by Kutty Noteboom of Hippy Killer Garage
Ros from Godspeed 45/06 dropped us a line with some killer pics, and this one stood out immediately. The bike is called ‘Desert Rose’ and it was built by Kutty Noteboom of Hippy Killer Garage on the US west coast. (If the name sounds familiar, it’s probably because Kutty was in the Choppertown movie.) Kutty built this Triumph for his wife Jamie, and it’s a beauty. He put a ’71 motor in a ’68 frame—modified and stretched slightly—but left the engine internals untouched. To keep things running sweetly, Kutty added a Boyer electronic ignition, Amal carburetion and a custom aluminum velocity stack. The full spec is available online, and if you like this kind of thing, it’s also worth investigating Godspeed 45/06. It’s a 160pp 8 x 10” hardback collection of photographs documenting bike builders, their work, and their workspaces. Document #2 in the quarterly Godspeed series will be launched tomorrow night (Friday 11 December) at NYC Motorcycle Federation.