Jon saw our 2008 Mule Bonneville build on our website and liked it so much that he asked us for something in a similar vein.


Jon is 6’4” and wanted to ensure that he did not dwarf the bike. He also had very clear ideas about the detail and aesthetics of his build; and he wanted a carburetted bike.


So after sourcing a 2005 Thruxton for him we set about making it taller. This required the fitment of longer Triumph Trophy forks (which were hard ground, chromed and black DLC coated) and taller Hagon Nitro shocks. Jon also wanted a twin front disc setup but on an 18” rim. So we took a Thunderbird Sport hub and Hagon laced an 18 x 3.5 rim to it. For the rear we used a 17 x 5.5 rim. This combination plus a Renthal bar has provided the overall ride height sought. Tyres are Michelin Pilot Road 4GTs.


Key to the aesthetics of the bike are the Mule seat, the in-house fabricated 2-into-1 stainless exhaust header pipes mated to a shorty GP Style muffler and the red and black with silver pinstripe paint job by Cycle Sprays.

Brakes are all EBC wavy discs with black braided lines and an Up ‘n Over caliper hanger on the rear. There is a Norman Hyde steering damper and a side mount ignition switch. Breathing is via DNA pods and Nology coils, leads and plugs have been fitted. Side panels and front fender are by Kedo. Headlight is off an HD Sportster on a Joker Machine mount. Levers and master cylinder are by Triumph and the instrument is a Motogadget Chronoclass Dark Edition. Chain guard and sprockets are by British Customs. The battery is a Shorai Lithium mounted under the seat. 

Thruxton Mule

Donor Bike: 2005 Thruxton