Almost done: The Motorcycle Classics/Dairyland Cycle Insurance Bonneville Build just needs a few more details to finish.
For the past few months we’ve been working on our latest project with partner Dairyland Cycle Insurance, taking a brand new, 2010 Triumph Bonneville and transforming it from what’s already an oh-so-nice retro classic into something with just a little more attitude and style; a new Triumph retro bobber. We’re getting close to finishing the bike, but while you’re waiting we thought we’d share a pic or two to give you a glimpse of what our new retro bobber’s going to look like.
The basic build is complete, now we’re just waiting for a few more bits and pieces to come together so we can finish the job. Major items still to come include the custom solo saddle, tail light/license plate assembly and a few other odds and ends.
Travis crafted this nice Dairyland Cycle Insurance custom script for the side covers on our bobber Bonneville ...
as well as this nice "Motorcycle Classics Custom" script
The beautiful paint you see here was applied by Travis Charbonneau at TC Concepts, and it’s pretty damn stunning. Besides laying down the body yellow and two shades of black (gloss and a flat black pin stripe), Travis also worked up the “Motorcycle Classics Custom” script on the front fender and the custom “Dairyland Cycle Insurance” logo on the side covers.
We're thinking our Bonneville's going to sound just a little bit different with the custom pipes we've installed from D&D Performance Exhaust. That'd be the D&D pipe on the right and the stock unit on the left.
We’ve tried to keep this project within the scope of the average weekend warrior, and so far we’ve kept true to that goal, with only the relocation of the gas tank filler and the custom seat pan, which we should have in our hands by the end of this week, requiring custom fabrication. You’ll be able to find more product and build details in the July/August issue of Motorcycle Classics, and we’ll run a follow up with full photos of the finished bike in the September/August issue.
Gas cap on our Triumph has been moved to the center of the tank.
Can’t wait ‘till then to see the finished bike? Join us this coming weekend at the 19th Annual Heart of America Motorcycle Enthusiasts Rally and Show in Kansas City June 6, or next weekend, June 11-13, at the inaugural Road America Vintage Motorcycle Classic. We’ll have our Triumph at both shows, and don’t forget, you can sign up now for a chance to take this bike home, because once we’re done we’re giving it away. We’ll choose the winner during the 6th Annual Barber Vintage Festival October 8-10, so scoot on over to our Bonneville Build Sweepstakes page and sign up now! And good luck! — Richard Backus