Triumph Bonneville Build-Off 2020 begins

Voting is now open to find the winner of the 2020 Triumph Bonneville Build-Off competition


TRIUMPH has announced that the 2020 Bonneville Build-Off competition is open for voting, with nine dealerships from across the UK vying for the top stop.

As is the way with this kind of competition, the builders are tasked with using a mixture of genuine Triumph accessories alongside custom-built parts, choosing either the 900 or 1200cc Bonneville as a starting point.

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To choose a winner, the public can head to Triumph’s all-new microsite, reading about the entries, looking at pictures and voting for the winner.

Here’s a rundown of the entries for this year.

Triumph Oxford – Reggie’s Café Racer

This design was inspired by “Reg”, late father of Andy Valentine, Dealer Principal. The Triumph café racer was always his weapon of choice.  Since his retirement, Reg had helped Andy fulfil his dream to create and grow Premier Bikes and later Triumph Oxford.

Very much loved by the whole team, Reg has a café named after him in his memory, and now a beautiful Triumph custom bike with matching helmet. This stunning custom is based on the original Tiger 100 production racer from the 1950’s. A racing style 2 into 1 exhaust system was added along with handmade clip on handlebars, a café racer seat and TT 100 Dunlop race tyres.

Triumph West London – Speed Twin JLC

Triumph West London (Jack Lilley Ashford) has always been at the heart of the custom scene offering bespoke builds under the guise of JL Customs. The JLC conversion pack has always been a firm customer favourite, so for this competition they chose to base their design on this and take the bespoke feel to the next level.

 This pack augments the classic Speed Twin with Ohlins Front Forks, Ohlins Rear Suspension, Brembo Brakes, LSL Top Yoke, and Free Spirits tail tidy. The team then painted the front and rear fenders in gloss black to match the tank and treated the wheels to some gold paint. The finishing touch was some SC Project exhausts for just the right amount of noise.

Robert Bevan & Sons – Thruxton BB

Bevan’s Build Off base was the already beautifully classic Thruxton R. The team’s desire was to combine a set of comfort-enhancing handlebars, offering a lighter feel when riding and a delivering a bold visual design.Adding to the visuals, Bevans chose a bright Miami Blue colour for the tank, contrasted against a gloss black tank strap, monza cap and logo.

Fowlers Motorcycles – VE Day Commemorative Bike

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE day in 2020, the team at Fowler’s Motorcycles used British army heritage as the inspiration for their build. Seamlessly combining a modern bike with a heritage feel, they used girder forks, canvas bags and big bars to pay homage to a past time. Army issue green was the clear colour choice for this beautifully crafted bike!

A1 Moto – Spitfire

Reigning Triumph Dealer of The Year, A1 Moto wanted to showcase their in-house custom capabilities. Inspired by the styling of Flat Track machines, they chose wide bars, loud exhausts, big tyres and a stripped-down look. This would deliver a clean, minimalistic style with a wow factor that was totally unique – just what the Bonneville build-off is all about.

Triumph North London – TNL Scrambler

The team at Triumph North London wanted to maximise the potential of urban city riding and modern lifestyle with their design so opted for the Mk2 Scrambler 900. The 70’s retro paint scheme for the tank gives a nod to the old school styling they admire. Capitalising on the fact that all modern classics bikes in the Triumph range have more than 100 Triumph accessories available they used some of the most popular accessories to add extra functionality and a special character to the bike.

Destination Triumph Guildford – Crushed Ice

The team at Destination wanted to build a Bonneville with attitude that would get noticed in a crowd. They opted for a simple but stunning monochrome colour scheme using a full complement of Triumph original accessories.

Edinburgh Triumph – Speed Racer

Edinburgh Triumph began their build with the ambition to evoke the spirit of Triumph’s iconic race bikes of the 70s. Using a Speed Twin 1200, the design is mostly black with classic early Hinckley-inspired blue and white highlights, reminiscent of the paint work made famous on the Daytona 1200.

A custom-fitted original Daytona fairing has been incorporated, with all other aspects stripped down as much as possible. A custom-made seat has been fitted to highlight the rear of the bike, while a minimalist 2-1 exhaust brings out the full Triumph sound.

Norfolk Triumph – Flat Bonnie

Lings Motor Group, owners of Norfolk Triumph, has a well-established association with the off-road sector in Norfolk and across the UK. Connor Bunkle, who took a major role in the design and the build, also races Motocross at a high level. So, it is no wonder that the off-road passion and their love for the classic Triumph Flat Tracker machines became the inspiration for Norfolk Triumph’s Bonneville T100 custom design.

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