Triumph Bonneville One-Off Motorcycle

I guess the dark side is stronger after all

IT all began in 1968 on the enchanting Island of Mauritius when my father Lindsay purchased his first motorbike, a Laverda 150 cc. After he’d customised and raced this machine, he went on to numerous other bikes from a RD250 to the famous CB750 turning them into incredible cafes and choppers. Yeah, you heard me, it was the first chopper CB750 on the island; I’ve got pics and stories of gravel rash to prove it.

Pleading his son not to pursue this crazy addiction of custom motorcycles — I guess the dark side is stronger after all — I sneaked my first bike, an SR500, into the backyard and continued to work on it when mum wasn’t around; hence I named it Trouble. It paid off though — I soon quit my day job and started working at Deus before deciding to build a few of my mate’s bikes and some of my own.

Most parts on my 2007 Triumph Bonneville bike are one-off, or has been customised in some way. You will notice that it has a custom rim on the rear to accommodate the 180 size tyres imported from the USA along with the Thruxton shocks, custom foot pegs, candy paint, custom front fender, Bates headlight, alloy blinkers, custom one-off clip-ons and top bridge to match, mini speedo, tank has been customised to fit, one-off fibreglass seat/belly pan, one-off exhaust system, custom battery to match, air breather/filter dyno tuned and calibrated. 

A whole lot more has been done; you really need to see this for yourself to appreciate.

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