Details abound including extensive frame modification, removing all of the rear passenger metal work, pillion pegs, subframe and battery box. A bespoke Redmax Speedshop seat was modified to provide the authentic flat-track tail.
Tales of Triumph Motorcycles and the Meriden Factory by Hughie Hancox (Paperback, 2000)
Suspension duties are handled by custom build K-Tech Razor rear shocks and the complete replacement of the Bonneville front with something more fitting from its Street Triple R stablemate. The first clothing collaboration between these two global icons is authentic, modern and retro cool. It combines the rich heritage of both brands in sharp, masculine, aspirational styles.
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The iconic Barbour International jacket is customised exclusively for the collaboration for the motorcyclist purist alongside cut off denim jackets, shirts, chunky knitwear and strong tee designs. Featuring CE approved armour at the shoulders and elbows, authentic four pocket detailing and a signature International Jacket belted waist this is classic style for the contemporary rider. Source: Triumph.
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Go back to the index…. This latter role provided countless unique experiences with some of the most iconic British motorcycles ever manufactured. The story of production testing at Meriden has never before been published, and this intimate and pragmatic account comes straight from a man who was at the heart of it. With many previously unpublished pictures and service bulletins, plus helpful advice on problems that still exist with the bikes today, this is a unique book about a fascinating time and place in British industry.
Hughie Hancox began work at the Meriden factory in , working as a fitter until his call-up for National Service. He eventually graduated to the famous Royal Corps of Signals Motorcycle Display Team, or 'White Helmets' as they were known, serving as a riding member of the team and as the corporal team fitter, responsible for keeping the Team Triumphs on top form.
After demob in Hughie resumed work at Meriden in the experimental department, and actually worked on the prototype Bonneville. He eventually became one of the legendary Triumph testers.
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