‘Budget wasn’t important. I just wanted to build a bike that I could be proud of’
Simon Bell builds under the name of Twisted Monkey
After snapping the H100, Twisted Monkey’s Simon Bell stripped the bike before de-lugging the frame. The rear loop was cut and re-welded to help give the bike a better stance. This was also helped further by a cutting and reworking the exhaust to improve the bike’s lines.
The frame, swingarm and rims were all sent off for powder coating while Simon fabricated a oneoff seat. He made the base from plywood, which he moulded to suit the shape before he sent it off to be upholstered.
Five months later he’s delighted with the end result. “I never set out with a budget, I just wanted to build a bike that I could be proud of to a very good standard,” he said. “I’m most happy by the wonderful comments that I get when I’m asked where I bought the bike before proudly telling people it was all my own work.”
Pared back to the bone, the H100 has a cut frame and bespoke seat