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Triton

Slotting a Triumph twin into a Norton Featherbed frame created what has to be the all-time iconic cafe racer. So waking up this tired Triton and getting it back on the road was a real pleasure.

Running a '65 Slimline frame and '71 T120R engine, this Triton is an older build that was tucked away while its latest owner concentrated on other projects. Not running, unregistered, part-way through a refurbishment, and looking a bit down at heel, it was an easy-to-justify buy.

 

Unless you're convinced all Tritons should be pre-unit, this engine and frame combo is arguably one of the best options to go for...and with 'period' equipment like Converta engine plates, a tasty alloy oil tank, shouldered alloy rims, Marzocchi shocks, and Dresda-style tank and seat,
it has all the right credentials.

 

The Japanese front end and rear disc might not be to 'original' ton-up boys' taste, but back in the '70s, when this bike was born they were the duck's nuts and a real step up from drum brakes and Roadholder forks.

 

Rather than tear everything down and recreate a shiny replica of a '60s dream bike, the plan was to stay true to the original builder's vision, preserve the patina, get it running, get it registered, and see how it rides.

 

Mission accomplished!

SOLD

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