Triton Cafe Racer

For Sale :: 'Featherbed 865' Triton

A Modern Triton cafe racer we'd kill to have

I nearly messed myself when I first saw this beautiful example of how to cleanly mate something new with something old.  What you see here is the combination of a modern Hinckley-built 865cc engine in a 1954 Norton frame.
'Featherbed 865' Triton

As most of you know, the Triton is a combination of a Triumph (motor) and Norton (frame). Tried and true, this British love child is the quintessential cafe racer by most standards.

'Featherbed 865' Triton

Originally powered by an older and troublesome 650cc Triumph motor, 31 year old Scandinavian mechanic Lars Lykkegaard decided to go for something new and got himself a 2010 Thruxton.

He immediately harvested power plant from the new bike and got going on building this stunning Triton.  The bike is now for sale via The Wrenchmonkee's blog.

'Featherbed 865' Triton

A price is not listed, but with it's fast and furious notoriety, you can bet it won't come cheap.

Iron & Resin :: 2013 Spring Lookbook

If you're trolling the internet today for Cyber Monday deals, here's some inspiration. 

See See Motorcycles' Video

Well, it's clear that the crew at See See Motorcycles is having more fun than you.  They put together a fun little video of hill climbs, city flower bombs, tug-o-war and good old fire jumping.  This is what it's all about - having a good time on two wheels and not taking yourself too seriously.  Well done!

See See Motorcycles from see see motorcycles on Vimeo.

BMW RnineT announcement, modern classic

BMW Goes Retro!

A new modern classic for BMW

BMW announces that in 2013 they will produce a retro-inspired new bike. Stephan Schaller, the president of BMW Motorrad, announced the new bike will bow with an air-cooled, horizontally-opposed two-cylinder boxer engine as a tribute to the R 32. That bike first debuted in 1923 and laid the groundwork for the next 90 years of BMW motorcycle manufacturing. The announcement was made at this year's EICMA international motorcycle show in Milan.

Aside from the sketch you see above, BMW is keeping details about its new bike to itself. Looking at the sketch alone you can see inverted forks, a rear monoshock, a cafe racer inspired tail/cowl, a classic rounded headlamp and it clearly has all the looks to become another 'modern classic' following the likes of Triumph, Moto Guzzi, Norton, among others. If the actual production bike is anything close to the image above, it'll for sure be a hit. More details such as price and launch date will all come soon.

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Cycle World Adventure Challenge Teaser Video

Cycle World's Honda NC700X Adventure Challenge has officially started...well, at least the teaser video has.  Each of those handsome devils above got their own quick video clip that we've individually shared on Facebook
As an additional challenge, the rider who gets the most likes on their FB video wins.  The teaser looks great.  Can't wait to see the adventures unfold.  CW will be releasing the challenge videos individually.  Make sure to stay tuned here for updates.    Go on over to the video link and hook a brother up with a 'like' won't you?

I couldn't stop laughing when I saw the shot below.  Ha, thanks Cycle World!

Deus Ex Machina Moto Grigio cafe racer

Deus Ex Machina 'Moto Grigio' Kawasaki cafe racer

Beautiful Kawasaki cafe racer by Woolie's Workshop

Woolie's done it again, cranking out another stunning cafe racer through Deus America's doors. Affectionally dubbed Moto Grigio, this bike has us drooling over every last detail. This time around he used a Kawasaki W650 as his base. Wanting a little more punch out the the bike, he bored it out to a respectable 800cc. With top-notch components (specs below) and an amazing level of detail everywhere you look, this is another cafe creation that Woolie and the whole team at Deus Ex Machina can be proud of.

W650 Kawasaki bored out to 800cc
Custom-made tank and seat
Keihin FCR flat slide carburetors
Stainless steel headers
Supertrapp exhaust
Sun rims with Buchanan stainless steel spokes and nipples
Durelle Racing hubs
Durrelle Racing adjustable offset triple clamps
Black anodized Ohlins forks  - re-valved, re-lengthened, and re-sprung
Motion Pro Revolver throttle
Brembo brake and ASV clutch lever call the
Woodcraft clip-ons
Front brake : Beringer six piston brake with a Brembo rotor
Rear brake:  Grimeca caliper and Brembo master cylinder,
Custom chromoly swingarm with Works Performance shocks
Motogadget gauge
Custom seat from C&C Motorcycle Seats
More on the build HERE

Bullitt CB :: Fork Update

Thirty-nine years of rust and corrosion has taken it's toll on the Bullitt CB's forks.  Originally the plan was to lightly grind down the rust and polish the uppers.  Apparently I had underestimated the elements.  As you can see in the pic below, even after a good grinding I realized that I wouldn't be able to get them back as clean as I wanted.  On to Plan B...

I decided to try a different approach - sleeves!  I went down to my local Industrial Metal Supply, scoured the 'junk' pile and found some steel in the perfect diameter.  I had them cut to size for a budget-breaking single dollar.  Powder coated to match, created my own high-tech electrical tape collars for a snug fit and am ready to rock!

She's getting closer and closer to being road-ready.  Next stop wiring.  Wish me luck!!

DEUS x RAEN :: Sneak Peek

Two brands I dig and respect are forming a collaboration that's sure to be killer.  Deus Ex Machina and Raen Optics are teasing us with an Instagram pic of what's to come.  This is all that the Insta pic said:
"We're really excited to share this new DEUS x RAEN colab with you coming soon."  I couldn't find anything else on either site.  If any of you know more, please let me know.  We'll be monitoring this closely so stay tuned here for more! 

I'm sure just about everyone here knows Deus by now, but for those that don't know Raen... They're an independent, classics driven brand, aimed at bringing quality and authenticity to the boutique eyewear market. Started by North County, San Diego designers from Libre Design, you know these guys have the style to back their substance.