‘I dread to think what it’s cost me’
Stephen Howarth 1964/2006 Super Triton
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