Cafe Racer Dreams #26
By Anthony van Someren - 15 Mar 13
You would normally have to head to Spain to see one of Pery's tasteful brat style customs, but this lovely little triumph is destined for London, as she's been built for a customer here: Cafe Racer Dreams' first UK commission!
The usual work has gone into turning this Hinckley-built machine into something a lot more desireable; a looped rear subframe, a shortened, flat, brat-style seat, minimal fenders, sidepanels removed and wiring tidied-up, plus tasteful retro paint, all done in-house.
The speedo is a top of the range minimalist Motogadget item, mounted just ahead of the Rethnal lows. The wheels are 18 inch Borrani rims wearing fat Firestone Deluxe rubber, and suspended on a pair of Öhlins shocks; which may be appreciated on London's potholed and works-scarred roads.
Whether you rate 'em or hate 'em, you gotta love that Firestone zigzag tread.
Love the subtle Cafe Racer Dreams sign-off below the Triumph badge.
All speedos should look like this.
The perfect silhouette for an urban motorcycle?
The cutdown subframe has a subtle kick-up at the rear to reveal the short fender and rear light.