Pulling a cast one
The rear is a standard Thruxton R rim, which is a 17in wheel running a 160/60 R17, while the front is a cast wheel taken from the Street Triple, which runs a 120/70 R 17. The use of this Street wheel suggests Triumph are considering cast wheels.
In the frame
The chassis looks rough enough to be a prototype frame that predates production of the new T100/ T120 families, but looks closest to a T120 Bonneville frame. The swingarm, however, is taken straight from the Thruxton R.
3 Copycat suspension
Identical to the Thruxton R, it has a fully adjustable Showa 43mm inverted Big Piston Fork up front, and fully adjustable Öhlins twin shocks with piggy-back reservoirs.
4 Here’s looking at you
Taken straight from the 2007 Street Triple, the only difference is that the headlamp bowls are painted black, rather than garish chrome, for a meaner aesthetic. The later foxeye style may be more refined, but it’s good to see these brutish lights back in use.
Another mix-and-match amalgamation of parts from several models in the modern classic range. The throttle bodies are the most clear giveaway to this being the 96bhp T120 motor, although it’s likely to be retuned to suit the style of bike.