Motorcycle News - Quality Time: Customizing a scrambler for father and son
Thierry and his son Nelson like to ride together around their home country of Switzerland. And then Thierry decided it was time to surprise his son with a new ride, so he rang up BAAK Motocyclettes of Lyon, just over the border in France.
The brief called for something both classic and contemporary, so choosing a 2016 Triumph Scrambler as a donor was a no-brainer. And settling on the style turned out to be painless, too.
But this Scrambler is more than just a slick paint job—BAAK also set out to amplify its dynamic qualities as much as possible, turning it into a real ‘sleeper’ custom. It started with a full suspension package from Öhlins, with new shocks out back and a set of upside-down forks in front.
Next they laced up a set of aluminum Excel rims—to improve durability and shed a little weight. They’re wrapped in Continental TKC80s, striking a compromise between asphalt and dirt riding.
All the quintessential scrambler touches are present—like the high-riding twin exhaust system. Stainless steel headers run into a pair of machined aluminum mufflers, and the system’s topped off with a custom heat shield to keep the rider’s leg cool.
The crew also fabbed up a pair of aluminun side covers to replace the dinky plastic ones, and added their own short and high front fender.
They’ve installed their sump guard, ignition relocation kit, and a neat headlight plate that attaches via leather straps (it sits behind a 5¾” Bates-style headlight). The rectifier has been relocated, and there’s a single mirror hanging from the bars.
There’s a Motogadget speedo, and Motogadget turn signals at both ends, mounted discreetly on custom brackets. A set of one-off aluminum fork guards, and a full set of off-road pegs for rider and passenger, round out the package.
Looks like Thierry and Nelson have some serious qualité time lying ahead of them, doesn’t it?
via Bike EXIF http://www.bikeexif.com
May 24, 2018 at 12:04PM