Published on January 19th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Triumph Bonneville by GP Design
This Triumph received massive transformations, with the usual telescopic fork replaced by a retro springer one, re-raked and with the top assembly changed way beyond imagination. The custom headlight case sports a retro visor, and was lowered. Attached to the lower bolt of the damper, it leaves the top free to exhibit the two dual-ratio springs, the chrome shrouds of the shock absorber and the single gauge. The front fender was discarded, while the bars have been also replaced with touring bike bars.
The Officine GP Design Bonneville was fitted with a custom tank which can accommodate more fuel. It got additional “bulges” on the sides and on the upper region as well, plus a special, eye-candy dark copper paint. However, these are only some of the things which make the Officine GP Design Bonneville look so bold. The tank and the seat are made from as a single piece of aluminium, wonderfully integrated into the build.
There is no room for a passenger on this machine, as the solo leather seat tells a very exclusive story. The basepan is also lower and somehow mimics the “inside the frame” riding position. The custom oval Rizoma air filter box was also a great addition after repositioning the air intake on the bike and it now offers a much better-integrated visual aspect.
Believe it or not, the rear fender is formed from real wood panels, polished and covered in what we believe might be boat varnish for a perfect tone and durable finish. Not exactly the first choice for a place where water, mud and gravel strike, but a daring statement of exquisite custom design, by all means.
Add in premium piggyback reservoir shocks, LED tail and turn signals, wooden tank panels, top-drawer Brembo bakes and a bevy of other aftermarket details for a Bonneville build which probably never ever dreamed to look this good.