Jimmy explains their thought process with the look, “I was planning on doing those black Biltwell Tracker bars, and she was in love with the Natural Gum grips, so oddly enough, those became a design focal point. That sounds weird, but the grips led us to other decisions with a contrasting warm palette.”
“We had also seen a 1965 T120R that had a similar paint scheme and two-tone design. It’s not a vintage bike though and we didn’t want anyone to think we were fooling them, so we shifted the hue a bit, and tried to balance the color saturation.” Through this Jimmy had in the back of his mind a robin-egg-blue seen on Mini Coopers for use on the tank.
- It allows placing the ignition switch below the left or right side of the tank
- Also allows for easy left side steering damper installation.
- A must when using custom fork tube mounted headlight brackets
- Mounts super clean on either side and up close to the frame as possible
- Ignition switch has no exposed hardware other than the 2 alloy frame bolts
- Fits all years of Standard/T100 Bonneville and Thruxton
Most Triumph customs tend to be firmly rooted in the past, being retro throwbacks with varying degrees of success. So it’s good to see a builder capture the sporting spirit of Triumph in a thoroughly contemporary way. ‘Weslake’ is based on a T509-spec Speed Triple (108 hp, aluminum frame, twin headlamps) and was built by Olivi Motori, a Triumph dealer from Florence in Italy. It won the ‘Best Naked’ category in last year’s Verona motorcycle expo. Most of the custom components are from Triumph’s own parts bin, including the beautifully balanced tail section—a modified Thruxton item—and the back wheel, which is from a Speed Triple 1050.