‘I dread to think what it’s cost me’

Stephen Howarth 1964/2006 Su­per Tri­ton

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What do you get when you mix a 1964 slim­line feath­erbed Nor­ton frame with a 2006 Tri­umph Bon­nevile Amer­ica? Easy: the Su­per Tri­ton.

Stephen Howarth had al­ways loved Nor­tons and Tri­umphs and wanted to cre­ate a blend of the two. But it turned out to be a lot harder than he had imag­ined.

He said: “It took a while to work out how to do it but I man­aged to squeeze the Hinck­ley Tri­umph twin into a feath­erbed frame to make my Su­per Tri­ton… in the end. It took me three years and I dread to think how much it ended up cost­ing!

“I just fan­cied some­thing a bit racy and I love the au­then­tic ride – the one-up, four­down gearshift, rock hard seat, wrist ache and high gear­ing. It’s un­com­pro­mis­ing, alive and it ac­tu­ally han­dles quite well. I’m tired of all the hip­ster hack­saw café rac­ers.”

Now Stephen is plan­ning a GSX restora­tion, he has a Rocket III wait­ing for a su­per­charger and a barn-find Du­cati 900SS that needs some se­ri­ous at­ten­tion.

Mod­ern-day Tri­ton uses Hinck­ley twin

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