Based on a 2008 Triumph T100 EFI.
The Aeronautical name for this build was a natural choice for Phil, our customer, as he flies around the globe for a living and wanted his totally stock low mileage 'Bonnie' transformed into something more rugged and stealthier but still still had to carry a pillion when required.
A weight loss wouldn't be a bad idea either and once all the stock parts that were superfluous to the build were removed, it was clear it was going to be more agile too.
The motor was as new so that was left alone, so the first job was to address the stance of the bike. As stock, the bike sat low and flat, so longer fully adjustable gas reservoir shocks were fitted to increase the ride height at the rear which now makes turning in much easier.
The chrome rims and spokes had to go, so they were duly dismantled, blasted and powder coated satin black along with the hubs, with just the stainless spoke nipples left as a contrast.
Mitas Enduro dual purpose tyres were chosen to adorn the 'hoops' as they're not too 'blocky', give that chunky look and perform well on the road.
Lightweight brushed alloy mudguards were fitted and a satin stainless 2 into 1 exhaust system went on which is really light and liberates a bit more power and sounds great.
The electronics were on the list for an upgrade with a Motogadget M-Unit controlling all the new push button switches, full LED lighting, indicators and a new Acewell speedo / tacho combo.
Some other subtle mods included ignition switch and regulator/rectifier relocation, new matching 'carb' tops (they're really injectors made to look like carbs), new billet alloy foot pegs front and rear, black anodized gear and rear brake levers and smaller side panels that were drilled and meshed to match the modified chain guard.
The handlebars and risers were changed out for some black Renthal Fat Bars and as the stock switch gear was all integral with the levers, new front brake master cylinder and clutch lever assemblies from a Street Cup model were fitted along with the quicker action throttle.
It was decided the paintwork had to be black so a combination of gloss and satin 'carbon' was applied to the tank and side panels and a new, slightly narrower and shorter seat was adorned with a two tone black leather with silver ribbed stitching was fitted.
From a slightly dull, stock T100 has arisen a much sharper, leaner machine which Phil and his wife I'm sure are going to enjoy.
Side Rock Cycles