Northern Ohio Triumph’s “Elysium”

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Working with Triumph’s Ton-running factory Cafe Racer, the Thruxton, twenty-seven year-old Carl Peshof and the team from Northern Ohio Triumph and Ducati, decided to showcase its inherent old school appeal. Of course, that doesn’t mean they left anything alone. Performance was paramount with their build as they overbored the the Hinkley twin to punch it up to 1000cc’s. High compression pistons, a hotter cam set, bigger intake manifolds and larger injectors were all added to the mix to make Elysium a powerful enough to contend in the Thruxton Cup.   We’re pretty sure you wouldn’t wanna risk swapping paint ...

Windy City Triumph’s Bonneville “Simple Green”

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The world of custom bike building can be a very slippery slope. It doesn’t take long for those bar-end mirrors to lead to budget-busting touches like paint, wheels and some extensive motor work. Ken Rudoy and the Windy City Triumph team decided to showcase how careful costing and attention to detail can create an affordable custom that oozes creativity and cool. Their entry for the Iron Moto Challenge, dubbed Simple Green, is an example of just how far the average rider, with patience and (admittedly exquisite) talent, can go to creating a personal project on a without blowing the bank.   In lieu of pricey paints, ...

Custom BC build for Cafe Racer TV

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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). ...