Distinguished Gentleman's Ride 2015


We're big fans of the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride and are excited for another great ride this year, and even more excited about the money we will all raise towards prostate cancer research. In 2014, over 20,000 participants in 257 cities in 58 countries raised over $1.5 million (USD) for prostate cancer research. This year, our fundraising goal for 2015 is $3 million (USD) and together we can make it happen!

Photo credit: MY Media Sydney

If you don't have a scoot or suit, you can still support. We'll be participating in the the San Francisco ride and have our own page set up where we are raising funds. 

Please show your support and donate direct through our profile - here.

Yours truly at the SF 2014 DGR ride. This year we promise to come much more dapper!


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Custom Triumph Bonneville - Bullitt OG

The Bullitt OG x Richard Le Photo

Light painting the Bullitt OG

We were stoked to stumble across photographer Richard Le's work and were even more pumped when he agreed to shoot our custom Triumph, the Bullitt OG. Richard does the bulk of his work with cars and this was actually only the second bike he's shot before. Judging from these killer photos, it seems pretty clear that he's having no problems adjusting to shooting bikes.

We headed up to Treasure Island in San Francisco and found a big dark wall facing the Bay Bridge and proceeded to 'light paint' the bike. I helped work the remote trigger on the camera while Richard ran around the bike with a flash taking long exposures. He took multiple passes to get the light just where he wanted it.


We were totally stoked to get a full write up in Pipeburn, one of the biggest custom motorcycle sites in the world currently. In that post, the editor states;

"Now, we all have our opinions and right now this is mine; I believe this is the best looking Bonnie ever built, bar none."

It was fantastic exposure and a more than generous statement. Check out Pipeburn's write up here.

It seems that Pipeburn, wasn't the one ones who dug Richard's dark, dramatic photos. Our bike, and these photos in particular, were featured by Triumph Australia, and by popular Instagram profiles like @caferacersofinstagram and @black_list, who has 2 million followers! Obviously we think our build is pretty cool, but getting them photographed in a unique and killer way was beyond cool. We loved getting the chance to work with Richard and will definitely be calling on him for more shoots in the future.

Cafe racer - light painting - triumph

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For Sale :: Scooter Pro's 1966 Triumph Bonneville T120

A super clean T120

It's safe to say, vintage Bonnevilles will never go out of style. As the years go by, finding one that hasn't been hacked to bits is getting harder and harder. When Scooter, a friend of The Bullitt, let us know he was selling his stunning 1966 T120, after deciding we can't pick it up ourselves, we figured the least we could do was spread the word!

The Bonneville gained it's name from racing success in, you guessed it, the Bonneville Salt Flats but over the years also had success in the Isle of Man TT and in the Thruxton 500. Always a good candidate for a cafe racer, the Bonnie's from the sixties were constantly getting stripped down and pulled apart. Nothing wrong with that per se, it's just also refreshing to see a clean specimen still intact.

The T120 was produced between 1959 and 1975 and is powered by a 649cc air cooled parallel twin. At a claimed 46hp, the power's not going to blow you away but if power alone is what you're after, this isn't the right place my friend.

 

Fun facts on the bike:
- Runs great.
- Starts on first kick.
- Matching numbers.
- Clean title.
- Currently registered until July 2016.
- Comes with extras: custom solo seat, chopped fender set, Sparto tail light, original amal carbs and box of parts.

Asking $6k. Located in Los Angeles, CA area.
Contact pat(@)thebullitt.com for more.


The Bullitt OG :: Auction ending soon

We've seen a lot of great press lately on the Bullitt OG. After our feature on Pipeburn, there's been a lot of love spread around for the bike. Triumph Australia featured it, as did popular Instagrammers @caferacersofinstagram to their 357k followers, and @black_list to their 1.9 million followers! With just under 2 days left on the auction, there's not much time left. Head on over now and make her yours!

The Bullitt ebay listing


DC Shoes: Robbie Maddison's "Pipe Dream"

What did he have in that pipe?

Robbie Maddison is a badass, but you already knew that. Whether he's jumping onto the Arc de Triomphe in Vegas, launching off a K120 Nordic Ski long jump in Utah, or backflipping the Tower Bridge in London, Maddo does it big. When his newest video dropped today, we thought the internet was going to break. For nearly two years Robbie has been focused on making surfing on his motorcycle a reality. It might sound crazy, but when you line up a dude that can do just about anything on a motorcycle with a good resources and the same production team that put together his Air.Craft video, anything is possible. His efforts paid off in Tahiti, where he made history, riding the world famous waves at Teahupoo and Papara via dirtbike.

 

From his helmet to motocross boots, Maddison was dressed for the dirt when he took his a KTM 250 SX dirtbike (he opted for the two-stroke after some testing a few options as the two-stoke simplified the teardown and rebuilding process in the event of a "crash") into the unchartered saltwater terrain of the Pacific Ocean in French Polynesia. Mad respect to this guy for his innovation and gargantuan balls. We can only image what'll comes next from Maddo.


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For a complete write-up, check out Transworld Motocross' article.