Triumph Bobber custom built by Modification Motorcycles: A red hot bob job


  • Triumph Bobber is a fairly new motorcycle and we haven't seen very many customs, well mostly because the stock product is in itself a beautiful looking machine. However, Modification Motorcycles of Paris has come up with their rendition of the Bobber with tweaks to its performance and extrovert styling touch ups. (Images: Bikeexif)

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  • Raphael, Florian and Morgan of Modification Motorcycles spent five months working on thsi Triumph Bonneville Bobber. The first thing to do in their approach was to remove the tall and naroow front wheel. “We replaced the entire front end with a Thruxton R setup: the forks, 17-inch wheel, fender and clip-ons,” the team told Bikeexif.

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  • The Bobber was given inserts to accomodate a Motogadget Motoscope mini speedo with little lights. It makes a functional yet a very compact dashboard. The original headlight cluster remains, but now contains an LED lamp.

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  • It was a bit tricky, as the Modification Motorcycles team says, to finish the handlebars since the cabling for the ride-by-wire and module essential for traction control, drive modes and on-borad computer functions were necessary to be retained.

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  • “The braking had to be French though,” says Raphael. “So we worked with Beringer to create a gorgeous race-level braking kit. It’s a masterpiece of efficiency and ‘feel,’ with devilish performance!”

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  • The wiring under the seat was removed giving the Triumph Bobber a much lighter look from the side. “We removed the airbox and the side panels, and all the crazy wiring that was hidden behind them,” says Raphael. “And that was the trickiest part of the project: the entire loom has been reduced to the max, and is now hidden inside the original battery box, which sits on the lower left side of the bike.”

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  • The Bobber has also been given Vance & Hines pipes, which are straight from Triumph's accessory part list. They fit easily and of course, sound terrific. The paint job, however, is no catalogue colour. Most of the existing metalwork has been blackened out and and rest is covered with deep cherry red to dark orange.

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