BA Moto Build :: Arni's Thruxton

BA Moto just put another good looking Thruxton onto the roads of sunny Southern California. This time a customer came in for some front-end work and ended up with much more. Check here for more on this build.

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Mods include:

  • Race Tech Front Springs with custom made spacers
  • ASV Unbreakable Levers
  • British Customs Performance Packag
  • EBC Front Rotor
  • Triple Plated Chrome Tank
  • Tank and Side Covers Painted and Striped by California Cycle Design
  • Rims and Hubs Powder Coated Gloss Black and Polished Stainless Spokes
  • British Customs Fender Eliminator Kit
  • Thermo Tech Header Wrap

Speed Triples...also hot right now!

Ironically, the same day we post how hot Triumph's Street Triples are right now another great blog, Return of the Cafe Racers has a post the Street Triple's big brother, the Speed Triple!

The bike below is 1995 T300 Speed Triple turned out by French custom workshop Garnier Motorcycles.  The first pic is the 'before' followed by what Garnier transformed the bike into.  Be sure to check the Return of the Cafe Racers blog for more pics and details.

Street hot right now!

Triumph's Street Triples are naked, fast and light.  What more could a ton-up boy ask for in a platform for a great cafe racer or flat tracker?!  That being said, seeing customized Street Trips is a relatively rare thing...especially good looking ones.  Lately not one but two fun looking Street Triples have graced the "pages" of BikeEXIF.

Back in June of this year we saw the Triumph Hellfire - a flat tracker conversion kit from the German Triumph dealer Motorcorner.  Much of the actual mechanics are left stock - aside from body panels, they swap in more aggressive wheels and tires and upgrade the exhaust.  Pricing is estimated at £12,000 (US$17,300) so though it may not be cheap, I'm sure she'd be a good time.

Earlier this week came the Ace 675CR Street Triple SpecialJack Liley, a West London Triumph Dealer since 1959, is building customized Street Triple R's that bear the Ace Cafe insignia.  Mods are minimal and tasteful to the already tuned bike including a single 7" headlight, custom graphics, Arrow cans, heat tape for the exhaust and loads of LSL bits like clip-ons, rear sets, mirrors, and their 'tail tidy' kit.  Liley's only building 10 and they're going for £12,999 (around US$20,700).  Get 'em while they're hot!

Inspiration :: Machine

You've most likely already seen this circulating the blogosphere but it's too good not to share.  This is what it's all about.

Moto Camping :: 35mm

Here's some 35 mm shots back from a recent camping trip with BA Moto.

Photos by Patrick Flynn

Benjie's Cafe Racer :: accessories for Triumph modern classics

Unique accessories for your Triumph cafe racer

Benjie's Cafe Racer has been teasing us with promises to add some tasty cafe bits for Triumph's 'Modern Classic' line for some time now.  If you're not familiar with BCR, they build one-off cafe style bikes and various hand-crafted cafe racer motorcycle parts channeling the aggressive 60's and early 70's styling.

Benji's Cafe Racer Triumph accessories - custom exhaust

Branching out from their more typical bikes of choice (vintage Japanese bikes), BCR has put out some products for the Hinkley Triumphs with more to come.  Stay tuned for updates.

Parts available currently:

- Clip-ons
- Headlight Euro Bucket (with integrated tach)
- U-Headlight bracket w/re-positioned rectifier
- Fiberglass seat
- Fiberglass Electrical tray
- Battery box relocation kit under the tail
- Ignition switch relocation bracket
- Fiberglass front and rear fender with stainless brackets
- 2 into 2 full stainless exhaust with Aluminum heat shield
Benji's Cafe Racer Triumph accessories - custom headlightBenji's Cafe Racer Triumph accessories - custom seatBenji's Cafe Racer Triumph accessories - cafe racer seat
Coming soon: BCR original tank, short seat and weld-on battery box/tray with round off tube.
Benji's Cafe Racer Triumph accessories - cafe racer tankBenji's Cafe Racer Triumph accessories - Thruxton alloy tankBenji's Cafe Racer Triumph accessories - thruxton seatBenji's Cafe Racer Triumph accessories - alloy seat cowl