In Tank Moto issue 09 you’ll find a story about the ‘99 Choppers’ Honda CBX750. I chose it as my pick of the show at Kustomfest 2015. My selection for a winner came down to two incredible bikes and the other contender for the prize was this bike, the Inspired Garage Triumph TR120.Read More
One of the coolest Triumphs you’ll find in the Melbourne custom bike scene at the moment is the work of close mates Ben Cox, Stevo Garth and Ben’s old man, Danny.Read More
Triumph has well and truly hit the nail on the head with their revised Modern Classics range. In Australia alone the British manufacturer is seeing a significant growth in sales and has received a unanimous thumbs up from the motorcycle press.Read More
A couple of months before this article, we visited Ficus Constructions in Collingwood, Melbourne where we shot Ric Cornaldi’s BMW R80 for Tank Moto issue 04. When Luke and I arrived Ric lead us into the workshop and introduced us to Leon McKay, a workshop apprentice who was helping him with his latest custom build.Read More
Like many car folks who enter the bike world, Darren caught the two-wheeled bug after seeing one bike in particular. A friend of his had bought a popular '80s show bike which had caught Darren’s eye. When it came time for his friend to sell, Darren was first in line to take the keys.Read More
Words: Geoff Baldwin Photography: Luke Ray.
In the early eighties the build of the Francis family TriBSA sidecar started thanks to Allen’s good friend Don Cooper. Don and Allen were racing a BMW R69S and were enjoying some success before a couple of “catastrophic” blow ups. Allen decided it was probably wise to have a back-up incase they experienced another blow up and were left sitting on the sideline. As it turned out, Don had a frame, a set of BMW forks with a front wheel and other various bits and pieces which he donated to the cause. With that Allen decided to put together a Triumph/BSA racing outfit like he had owned in the ‘60s and the project began.Read More
Ryan Reynolds talks about his passion for riding as we watch custom motorcycle builder Dustin Kott convert Ryan's stock Triumph Thruxton into a cafe racer.
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If I wasn’t spending all my time writing about Café Racers I’d probably be spending it writing about Triumph Bobbers instead. I don’t know what it is about a classic Triumph motor sitting in a hardtailed frame but it certainly looks good to me. As it turns out I’m not the only one with this cross culture obsession in custom motorcycles but unlike me, Marty Towers has turned his obsession into a business that all started with this bike, the Red Star Bobber.Read More
My interest in Triumphs was started after finding pictures of my dad and his pre-unit Triumph that he owned back in the ‘50s.
I bought this bike in 2007 after mentioning to my brother that I was looking for a Triumph to cut up. A week later he called to say he found an old 80s chopper sitting in a shed 10 minutes from where I live with a seized motor. Two grand changed hands and it was mine.Read More