Triumph Thunderbird – Cafe Racer – pt 2
Here you can see the polished front end, machined new side brackets to fit the 8 inch
Headlight, repro classic Triumph Bonneville gauges in a custom mount still to come and re-painted brake
Calipers and caliper mounts.
For those with a keen eye you will have also noticed that I have changed the rear subframe
Swapping the “sport” sub frame for the legend sub frame which has exhaust hangers on either
Side of the bike. I have also changed the pipes for a set of staintune stainless legend
Pipes that run one pipe out either side of the bike in a more traditional cafe racer style.
There are of course a few more ticks to come, including a Meccatwin style single seat unit to
Be painted in matching metal flake black, Tail tidy, mini indicators, shortened front fender,
carbon fibre side covers … Read More »
Triumph Thunderbird – Cafe Racer Intro
The Thunderbird sport is one of those diamonds in the rough kind of bikes, it looked OK, but not
as awesome as std, but it has so much more potential, with the rock solid reliable Triumph 900
triple motor punching out about 95bhp. The sport frame has the mono shock rear end and the very
much sort after fully adjustable twin disc front end. The problem with this bike is that the bars
Are too high and the rear fender too big and it looks a little too “harley” cruiser for my liking.
There are some really nice cafe racer conversions that have been done, with owner throwing mega bucks
At their bike to make the bike nice and good on them!
I think these Thunderbird Sports can be toughened up quite a lot and turned into a serious looking
Cafe racers … Read More »