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1945 Triumph Speed Twin

June 23rd, 2011 Comments off

The spiritual ancestor of the Bonneville America and Speedmaster…

Courtesy of Motorcycle Photo of the Day

Great Escape Bonneville from Italy

March 21st, 2011 Comments off

[At first I thought this was a Scrambler, but indeed it appears to be based on a standard Bonneville. Nicely done regardless--FJ]


Dino’s latest creation is this Bonneville, and he’s done a remarkable job in giving a modern Triumph an authentic vintage look. (So we’ll forgive him the ubiquitous Steve McQueen reference—the bike is called ‘La Grande Fuga’, meaning Great Escape.) There’s a suicide shift on the left, the exhaust has been cannibalized from an Iveco van, and the seat is a genuine 1939 Harley-Davidson item. The matte green military paint is equally authentic: it’s from a sixty-year-old cache discovered in a Czech warehouse.

More pictures at BikeEXIF.