New Build: The Bullitt OG2 Triumph Scrambler 900

A new journey begins I never could have guessed how much one purchase could change my life until I bought my first Triumph back in 2008. I had grown up riding dirt bikes as a kid and even had a motorcycle to commute on in college (love that SV650) but something about the Triumphs spoke to me in ways nothing else ever had. Even before purchasing one, I fell head over heels for them. Devouring as…

1996 Customs Triumph Tracker

A Taiwanese Tracker No doubt we're huge fans of modified Hinkley Triumphs, and have seen our share of cool builds but we recently stumbled across another one worth sharing here. The killer street tracker here is from Taiwanese builders 1996 Customs. Just about all the details on the 1996 Customs Triumph Tracker are dialed and it looks like one hell of a time. Oh, and the build is made by a 23…

Triumph T140 Cafe Racer by Woolie of Deus Ex Machina

Most motorcycles belong in the garage. Few are home-worthy. This is one of them. Michael Woolaway’s artistic creation, a classy 1978 Triumph T140 dubbed "The TTT", will be getting the royal treatment as a centerpiece inside its new residence near San Diego, California. But Woolie really only builds bikes for one purpose: Going. And damned good too! For him, if it doesn’t perform well,…

Triumph Cafe Racer “Blimburn” by Tamarit Motorcycles

Who you calling a conehead? Words and photos by Tamarit One of the several uses that we could make off a hypothetical time machine would be probably to travel back in time in order to tell ourselves about future achievements so could we get pumped up and inspired. When you have been building motorcycles for many years and your finished and scheduled project list spans into more half the…

Triumph Street Twin Desert Sled by British Customs

A stunning (modern) desert sled Riding a motorcycle, no matter the style or type, has is roots in escapism. Escaping the doldrums of everyday life and feeling the wind in your face. There’s very few things in life that are more enjoyable to us two-wheel fiends. Images of a desert sled ripping a dusty trail epitomize that feeling to the fullest. You don’t have to be Steve McQueen or Bud Ekins to…

Rugged and Raw: A Triumph Scrambler by Seaweed and Gravel

Seaweed and Gravel dish out a killer Triumph Scrambler San Diego is up there with one of the nicest places on planet earth. Year round good weather, good riding, fun surf, and a laid back atmosphere. Sea World, Legoland, the San Diego Zoo are some of the more famous attractions but one of the endearing things about San Diego is the plethora of small, family owned shops up and down its stunning…

Triumph Thruxton R by deBelox Engineering

deBolex Engineering delivers a clean and classic Thruxton R We have a soft spot for the Thruxton and are big fans of the new R model. Hell, we basically tried to build our very own Thruxton R with our Bullitt OG, before Triumph had come out with the R version. The boys at deBolex Engineering  put a unique spin on a British classic and took the new Thruxton R back a few decades visually, while…

Bullitt OG :: Triumph Cafe Racer Custom Build

This page chronicles the build of our very first custom build, the Bullitt OG, which is a 2005 Triumph Bonneville Black. The build actually birthed the blog! We started the whole thing as a simple way to chart the progress of the Bullitt OG, with our original tagline being; 'From a standard cruiser to a cafe racer'. The content below is a summary charting the progress of the build, starting with…

Custom Triumph Thruxton R :: Through the Lens

A fresh and clean Triumph Thruxton R Buddy of The Bullitt, Steve West, recently shared a photo with us of a clean Triumph Thruxton R and had us drooling instantly. When we pressed him for more, he had plenty to share. After thumbing through the lot, we felt they were too good not to share here. Steve West has already established himself as a popular jewelry designer, owning and operating…

Triumph Cafe Racer Concepts by Ziggy Moto

Ziggy Moto Triumph Cafe Racer Ziggy Moto is at it again, with more delectable Triumph concepts to get our imaginations running. There's something about the big inverted front forks and chopped rears that makes these things look so visually appealing to us. Sure, there'll be plenty of people quick to comment that these aren't the most practical, but that's not the point is it? The bobbed…

Custom Triumph Bonneville by Perfekt Speed Shop

  Dario Callegher, owner of a Miami-based Perfekt Speed Shop, recently sent us photos of his latest creation; a rather striking Triumph Bonneville turned custom Scrambler. Starting it's life as a 2005 Bonnie, Callegher stripped it down, and transformed it based on a friend's direction, who was inspired by the “Bonneville Heuer" a TAG Heuer Special Edition Bonneville from 2009.     One of…

Three Martini Lunch :: Custom Triumph Thruxton by Icon 1000

How many martinis is too many? We've been big fans of Icon 1000's custom builds, and featured their similar but different Iron Lung build in the past, but their latest custom Thruxton really has us drooling. Maybe we have a soft spot for Triumphs, maybe it's the way they were able march to the beat of their own drum with this one... Whatever it is, we like it. The quarter fairing is…

Custom Triumph Street Triple by Josh Rhodes

Friend of The Bullitt, Josh Rhodes, shared some photos with us of his recently completed Triumph Street Triple, and we dig it! Josh got into custom building a few years back and has been turning out some really cool projects lately. He often is working on his projects for his friends - he's done everything from funky little scooters, vintage dirt bikes to CB restorations - but this one is a…

Triumph desert-sled doomsday concepts by Ziggy Moto

Apocalypse-ready!   If the zombie apocalypse does in fact come, you're gonna need the right bike. You're in luck if you already have the Survival Bike by Motoped, but if you want something faster, Ziggy Moto has come up with some pretty slick mock ups dreaming up some Triumphs that might do the trick. These things somehow look lean and mean, yet beefy and tough at the same time. I'm not sure…

Triumph Speed Triple Cafe Racer Concept by Jakusa Design

Triumph's Speed Triple has been one of the long standing naked thats paved the way for many a streetfighter to come. Many absolutely love this machine but one rather objective aspect of the bike has always been its dual headlights.  With most people it's love or hate, and I typically side with the latter. Personally, I just never fell for them, but maybe that's just me... I woke up to an email…

Triumph Rocket III – Cheeky commercial

It's easy for advertisers to take themselves, and their products, too seriously at times. On the contrary, when advertisers try to get too loose, it usually comes of awkward and contrived. Every now and then a brand gets it right, and in this 2007 video promoting the Triumph Rocket III, we think is one of those cases. Sure, it's a bit cheesy, and...British, but still fun.Triumph has taken a very…

Triumph by the sea

There's no doubt we still miss having the Bullitt OG around and were definitely sad to see her go. We had lots of fun with her over the years; plenty of late nights and bloody knuckles wrenching and no shortage of good rides and good times with her too! As we prepped her ready for sale a few months back, we took her out for one last joy ride through the Santa Cruz mountains, cruised the coastline…

2016 Triumph Thruxton and Thruxton R

Triumph seems to have been sitting on their hands for some time and it's no question they were long overdue for a refresh to their modern classic line. Well, Triumph enthusiasts, you're in luck and unless you've been sleeping under a rock, you'd know by now that the entire line is getting an upgrade for 2016. With the entire modern classic line getting reworked, there are a handful of new…

For Sale :: Custom Triumph Thruxton by BA Moto

Our friends at BA Moto have their fully custom 2007 Triumph Thruxton up for sale. According to them, there hasn't been a part on the bike they haven't touch, massaged, or polished aside from tearing into the engine. We've seen the bike in person and it's even more impressive 'in the flesh'. It's is for sale now, available on ebay. Do yourself a favor and go bid on this one! This bike was…

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…