AUTO & MOTO ARTISANS - AUSTRALIA
Like a lot of Aussie country kids I grew up on dirt bikes, so when I finally got my licence and my first street bike gravel roads were just another road. But for my city mates gravel was something to be avoided at all costs – ride up a dirt road and they’d be wobbling around corners, locking up wheels, and arriving at the pub cussing and complaining.
I’ve been wanting to do a post about Britten motorcycles for a while but copyright concerns meant finding an image was a bit problematic. The good folk at Vimeo, however, actively support sharing so I guess it’s okay to use this screenshot of Callum Cooper’s excellent ‘Britten - Return to The Island’ documentary which you’ll find here.
Three years ago to this very day I purchased a Triton. It wasn’t running and it wasn’t registered, but the idea of owning a classic cafe racer – arguably the definitive classic cafe racer – was impossible to resist. Three days ago I helped load it into the back of a truck and, if all goes well, it should be in the hands of its new owner today. The circle of life, and all that.
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