Classic Bike (UK) - - CAFE RACERS -

“It took a long time to build this bike,” said Zoé, who works as a mo­tor­cy­cle me­chanic. “We started with a 1939 Speed Twin en­gine and a frame from a 1951 Tiger 100, so we de­cided to give it an old-school rac­ing look. The rest of the rolling chas­sis we picked up from here and there.” It might be a bitsa, but this is a bike that looks good in its all-black fin­ish, re­lieved only by blue pin­stripes on the tank, and it gives a healthy crack from the open ex­haust pipes. The in­let ports have been opened up and she fit­ted big­ger valves, high com­pres­sion pis­tons, and 3134 cams. “That was enough tun­ing,” says Zoé, “be­cause this bike will be rid­den on the road as well as oc­ca­sional out­ings on the track.”

ABOVE: Mo­tor­cy­cle me­chanic Zoé built her Tri­umph bitsa

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