Motorcycle News - Well ’ard: Redmax’s ultra rapid Triumph scrambler
Steve is an old-school bike nut who spends more time working on his bikes than his website or Facebook page. And it’s not often we get the chance to examine one of his builds closely. But this very fast Triumph street scrambler has made the wait worthwhile.
“We built Andy my favorite-ever tracker about five years back,” Steve recalls. “It had a Triumph T120 motor in one of our monoshock tracker frames, a serpent-like set of high pipes, and was painted in green with copper accents.”
It’s a very light frame, tipping the scales at just 16 kg (36 lbs.) including the swingarm. So Andy agreed, specifying only that the bike would need to work on the motorway and on the trails around his Hampshire home
The stainless steel 2-into-2 high pipes are terminated with alloy mufflers, which can be re-packed—just like those on enduro bikes from the 80s.
There’s a huge alloy bash plate to protect that essential starter, plus the sump and oil filter.
The heavy-duty shocks are from RFY—an eBay favorite with surprisingly good quality, especially if carefully rebuilt.
They’re fitted with Motoz Tractionator Adventure tires, and Steve reckons it’s the first set of this cult rubber to make it into the UK. “They were imported from Australia, and once I saw them, I knew they were the ones. They’re 120 mph rated too—and hard as f–k to fit!”
Another touch of practicality is in the lighting gear. “We had to have great lights, so we found the biggest rear light we could fit under the Redmax Astro seat, and some high-intensity indicators front and back,” says Steve.
The super-sleek bodywork comes from the Redmax catalog. “We needed the tank to have plenty of capacity,” says Steve.
The paint on the tank and seat unit was designed to stand out. It’s a Ferrari metallic red (chosen by client Andy), mated to a pearly white chosen by Steve, and laid down by Lee Cockeram at Roosters Voodoo in the port city of Southampton.
The electrics are hidden under the seat, powered by a lithium ion battery and controlled by a Motogadget m.unit. Motogadget also supplied the buttons on the Redmax flat track bars, but the digital dash is from Koso. There’s an RFID unit under the seat hump to allow for keyless starting.
It’s a subtle reminder that a bike as light and fast as this Triumph can bite if not treated with care.
As Steve says, “You want be the knobbler, not the knobbled!”
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July 2, 2018 at 12:11PM