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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.

5 Power-packed

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.

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