A Russian Triumph

Check out this sweet little custom Triumph cafe racer built by Yuri Shif Customs out of Russia. They don't have any other cafe racers on their sites so if this is their first...I'd say job well done!

More pics below:

via Cafe Racer Culture


Streetracker :: Motorcycle Photography as Art

Back in July The Bullitt featured the Streetracker blog because of the stunning photography from Raffaele Paolucci.  I was pleasantly surprised to see a new twist to Raffaele's usual photos.  These would look amazing blown up huge on some plain white walls!

Make sure to expand this post to see more of his shots!


Triumph + Pikes Peak

Here's a beautiful, heavily modified 2011 Triumph Speed Triple created for destroying Pike's Peak.  The video below features this bike and Team Latus Motors Racing's experience at the Peak.

Team: Latus Motors Racing
Powered by RSRacing
Pilot: Joe Kopp
Official Time: 11:26.530
Altitude: 14,110 ft.
Turns: 156
via supacustom


Dream Triton

Spotted this sexy Triton over at Cafe Racer Culture.  Simply stunning.


The Unusual Suspect

Cool little video of a new So Cal bike builder.  Motocross inspired CB750, Bullitt approved.

via supacustom


Deus Ex Machina :: The Venice SR500

Bikes are starting to roll out the doors of Deus Ex Machina's new shop in Venice, CA.  This is the first SR to make it's appearance - a caffeinated SR500 bound for Oyster Bay, New York. This is the fourth bike built by Michael "Woolie" Woolaway for Billy Joel and 20th Century Cycles. Crafted and conceived by Woolie based on the brief provided by Billy Joel and Alex from 20th Century Cycles.


The spec list is rather impressive:
TZ 750 front brake, Buchanans rims with 304 SS spokes, hand made fender by 7metal West, vintage Ducati Mona headlight modified to fit the Motogadget speedo, hand made head light bracket, NOS Tommaselli clip ons and a quarter turn race throttle. The tank is a copy of a works Honda CR then heavily modified to fit the SR frame. The motor has a big J&E forged piston with all new valves and rocker with a fully ported set up, Megicycle cam shaft and FCR flat slid carb. The frame was straightened by Dr John and then modified with a loop tail. The seat was hand crafted from the pan up - leather work was by C&C's. Works Performance shocks were engineered by Pierre for Billy's weight . A & A Racing in Northern CA, a legendary old school Flat Track custom shop who have been racing and building parts for over 30 years, built the triple clamps (with adjustable offset) as well as the chrome-moly swing arm. The A & A Racing rear hub is a fully adjustable with knock offs and full floating rear brake hanger (over sized rotor and Brembo caliper).

Check out Deus' site for a full gallery of the bike here.

British Customs 2-into-1 Exhaust

The Bullitt got to team up with British Customs to work on their new 2-into-1 exhaust system.  We're developing the step-by-step instructions to assist customers in installs of their own.  We've had this system on our bike for about a month and are completely in love.  You don't just gain style points with this system...
Though we can't argue with the more aggressive/racer look it gives the bike, you also get increased performance.  The bike has not yet been on the dyno to confirm but estimated gains are approximately 3-5 hp.  Considering this particular bike was running straight headers previously, the gains seem even better.  Throttle response is much more crisp and the bike feels reborn.  British Customs will be offering this set up in both the straight exit (pictured above) as well an upswept, Moto GP-style option as well.  If you're looking for style and performance out of your modern Triumph (Bonneville, Thruxton or Scrambler), you should definitely give this system a hard look.

**8/30/12 - Update to BC 2-into-1 Post


A Monkee Triton?!

Lars from The Wrenchmonkees is doing a brown/black/alloy Triumph Truxton in a Special Norton wideline frame.  Colors look amazing and these guys will not dissapoint.  We'll definitely be following this build closely over here!!


Reader's Rides :: 1968 Triumph T100C 500

Murner sent in some great shots of is 1968 T100C 500.  He's rocking struts in lieu of shocks, sporting a 21" front wheel, heat-wrapped factory metal works pipes and a custom rattle-canned tank.  Great looking bike Murner, thanks for sending it our way!!


Los escapes de la Triumph

The guys at CafeRacerDreams are putting out a sweet custom high-exit exhaust.  They just have some teaser photos up now and promise to show this finished product soon.  A scrambler-style 2-into-1 with a SuperTrapp muffler is enough to keep us coming back for more!  They have a ton of fun builds going on so be sure to check out their blog!