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British Customs at the Barber Vintage Festival

October 25th, 2012 No comments

British Customs has spent nearly a decade designing and engineering bolt on products for Triumph Motorcycles.   In the last 10 years BC has developed a large network of Triumph Dealers who have supported the product and the idea that Triumph Motorcycles are a great platform for customization.  Due to British Customs’ involvement with dealers and our experience with customizing Triumphs, we were given the opportunity to send the British Customs Café Racer TV Project on tour.

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Custom BC build for Cafe Racer TV

October 24th, 2012 5 comments

We know Cafe Racer Season 2 aired awhile ago but we wanted to give you all a behind the scenes look at what went into the build and how we reached our final product.  Our objective was to transform a stock 2011 Triumph Thruxton into a café racer using only bolt-on parts.  The final result was tested by Ben and Eric Bostrom and compared to a stock 2011 Triumph Thruxton (provided by So Cal Triumph). Read the rest of this entry »

Gary Nixon Memorial Fund Acution – Own Racing History

July 26th, 2012 No comments

Gary Nixon Memorial Fund Auction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On August 5, 2011, the world of motorcycle road racing lost one of its most iconic and celebrated champions in Gary Nixon.

For one week only, starting Friday, July 27, visit eBay to bid on the one-of-a-kind Gary Nixon replica leathers, helmet, pit shirt and Daytona 675R bodywork, as used by Team Latus Motors Racing at the 2012 Daytona 200. Fully approved by the Nixon family, 100% of the auction proceeds go to the Gary Nixon Memorial Fund. Set up specifically to help aspiring racers fulfill their dreams, the Gary Nixon Memorial Fund is a fitting continuation of the racing spirit that Gary Nixon lived every day of his life. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: Press

Come Meet the BC Crew and Test Ride a BC Equipped Bike!

April 11th, 2012 No comments

demo day

Come meet the British Customs Crew at the So Cal Triumph Open House this weekend.

Saturday April 14th, 2012 9:30am to 6:00pm

The following bikes will be available for a test ride, equipped with BC accessories;

Triumph Thruxton, Triumph Bonneville, and a Triumph Speedmaster.

Click Here for Details

Categories: Events, News & Events, Press

Cafe Racer TV Tonight!

October 13th, 2011 No comments

Tune in to watch the Cafe Racer tonight, Oct. 13, 2011 at 8 pm EST on Velocity.

Tune in tonight to catch the first episode of Cafe Racer TV  featuring British Customs, and see how we started customizing a 2011 Triumph Thruxton.

British Customs began with a vision to manufacture quality bolt-on parts that even a novice rider could install and use. In this weeks episode of Cafe Racer, British Customs began with a 2011 Triumph Thruxton and focused on improving overall performance and look, using British Customs bolt-on parts including British Customs all NEW 2-into-1 Left Exit Exhaust, as well as a specialized paint job by Chris Morrison, tires by Continental using British Customs Wide Tire Kit,  Hagon Nitros Shocks, and  LSL Clip-Ons.

Bike Specifications: 2011 Triumph Thruxton

Frame: Stock
Engine: Stock
Carburetion or FI System: EFI
Rear Swing Arm: Stock
Rear Wheel (Size): 17”
Front Wheel (Size): 18”
Rear Shock(s): Hagon Nitros
Clip-Ons or Bars: LSL Clip-ons w/ British Customs Triple Tree
Seat: Stock
Tank: Stock
Rear Sets: Stock
Tires (Sizes): 130/70-18 Front, 170/55-17 Rear (British Customs Wide Tire Kit)
Exhaust: British Customs 2-into-1
Paint: White Pearl w/ Gold Hue and Silver Accent Striping

Cafe Racer TV airs on HD Theater/Velocity by Discovery. Check your local listings for more details.

Cafe Racer TV Tonight!

October 5th, 2011 No comments

Just a quick reminder to everyone that British Customs will be featured on three episodes of Cafe Racer TV on HD Theater/Velocity by Discovery. First episode airs tonight, Oct. 5, 2011 at 9 pm EST! Watch and learn how we used British Customs bolt-on parts to simplify and streamline the customization of a stock Triumph Thruxton. Don’t forget to keep watching the show, British Customs will be featured on two more episodes, Oct. 12th and Oct. 19th respectively. Check your local listings for more details.

Remember to Tune in Next Week to Cafe RacerTV!

September 30th, 2011 No comments

Just in case you missed it, here’s the trailer for Cafe Racer TV. We’re getting closer to our first show, featuring the BC custom built Thruxton. As a reminder Cafe RacerTV is featuring British Customs on Oct. 5th, Oct. 12th, and Oct. 19th!

Categories: News & Events, Press

Cafe Racer TV Sneak Peek: Part 3

September 25th, 2011 1 comment

In our last post before the airing of our first episode on Cafe Racer TV, we wanted to share a preview of how our custom Triumph Thruxton Motorcycle did on road tests against a stock bike.

We started our day early at the world famous Rock Store. Read the rest of this entry »

Cafe Racer TV Sneak Peek: Part 2

September 17th, 2011 No comments

A few weeks ago, we gave you a preview of what we did to a Triumph Thruxton Motorcycle for Cafe Racer TV. Today we’re going to share with you some of the work and customizations we made to this bike. Check out how easy it is to customize this stock bike using our bolt-on parts.

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Bonneville vs Guzzi V7 in Cafe Racer Magazine

September 6th, 2011 No comments


A couple of months ago, we posted a blog about the Cafe Racer Magazine feature of their Wreck to Winner project, a 2005 Triumph T-100 Bonneville with 20,000 miles! British Customs was able to provide a few key parts to help make the build a success! In the Aug/Sept issue of Cafe Racer, the team matched their Wreck to Winner Bonneville up against a Moto Guzzi V7. Read the full article below to see how the Bonneville did against the competition. Read the rest of this entry »