A guy came to see us looking for a Hinckley T100 Bonneville to be transformed into a relatively aggressive and very individual scrambler. He is 6’2” tall and so he also wanted to make sure that he did not look out of proportion on the bike.
As there are a lot of Bonneville scramblers about we set out to make sure that his bike would be special. We felt the key design features would be seat height, high level exhausts and a maximum of motocross elements.
To get the higher seat height we used a relatively small brown upholstered solo seat which we mounted on an independent sub-frame which in turn is bolted onto the stock sub-frame. We fitted a high level rear fender onto the stock sub-frame. Onto this is mounted a Rodder rear light from Panic Cycles as well as the number plate. More robust Hagon shocks have also been fitted.
At the front of the bike we have used a braced Biltwell motocross handlebar with black Café Racer risers and Biltwell chocolate grips. Halcyon bar-end mirrors have been fitted. The lowered headlight is a Bike-It LED light and the stock instruments have been lowered to just above the headlight. The ignition has been relocated to the side of the frame using a Norman Hyde kit. Indicators front and back are matt black bullets. Triumph fork gaitors, a one-off high level front fender and motocross footpegs enhance the scrambler look.
The stock wheels have been rebuilt by Hagon – black powder coated rims, black painted hubs and stainless spokes. Continental TKC70 on/off road tyres have been fitted.
The appearance of the engine has been enhanced by fitting black engine and rocker covers and classic chromed pancake air filters. High level brushed stainless exhausts were fabricated in-house. The stock side covers were cut down and drilled to give visibility to the heart of the bike. This has been further tidied by locating an in-house fabricated battery box for a small Shorai Lithium battery directly under the seat. The chain guard is now a stripped down MAS Engineering unit and the primary sprocket cover is from LSL.
The paint scheme is black for everything other than the tank and side panels, which are Dark Metallic Raspberry. Paint was done by Cycle Sprays. The tank is finished off with Thruxton badges and a Joker Machine union jack filler cap.
The bike is a pleasure to ride and the one-off exhausts do make their presence felt!