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Triumph Street Tracker

If anyone in the world is qualified to build a Triumph street tracker, it is Bill Gately of Bonneville Performance. The man’s pedigree in unrivaled. A USMC veteran, Bill has run a Triumph Grand National Flat Track team for more than a decade. For five of those years, his was the factory Triumph team, utilizing a chassis that Bill himself designed.

Triumph Street Tracker

Enter this custom Triumph street tracker, built as a street version of the race bike.  The machine’s numbers are nothing short of staggering:  105 rear wheel horsepower, 72 lb-ft of torque, at a weight of around 350 pounds. Below, we get the full story behind what must be the baddest street-legal tracker in the world.

This is bike is for sale. Go here for details:  2017 Street Tracker 995.

Triumph Street Tracker:  Builder Interview

Triumph Street Tracker

(Answers by Bill Gately of Bonneville Performance.  Highlights by us.)

• Please tell us a bit about yourself, your history with motorcycles, and your workshop.

I am 67 and have been passionate about motorcycles since I was old enough to climb on one. I also have a passion for the Triumph brand and flat track racing.

This bike is a ground up build – the chassis is mine – I designed it in 2005 and for the past 11 years I have owned and managed a Triumph powered Grand National Flat Track Team in the series now known as American Flat Track.

From 2011 through 2016 I was the factory team for Triumph. I have taken off this year to develop a new Grand National Race Bike using the new Triumph water cooled twin. This too will have a proprietary chassis as well as an engine completely re-engineered to compete on the track.

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• What’s the make, model, and year of the bike?

2017 Custom Triumph Street Tracker

• Why was this bike built?

To sell – this is how I fund some of my race team’s budget.

• What was the design concept and what influenced the build?

My Grand National Race Bike

• What custom work was done to the bike?

The bike is a street version of the race bike and for the most part it is completely hand built.

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Chassis and swing arm are 4130 chromoly. The seat section is 6063 aluminum. The triple clamps are A&A Racing Billet Aluminum with adjustable offsets. The forks are 2004 Yamaha R6 with Ohlins internals.

Triumph Street Tracker

The rear shock is a custom made Ohlins. The gas tank is hand formed aluminum and the seat is a fiberglass piece from First Klass Glass. The wheels are Performance Machine Dirt Track forged aluminum racing wheels. The electrics are Moto Gadget with a custom harness.

Triumph Street Tracker

The engine is a re-engineered Triumph 2013 865cc. It is now a 995cc and has a dynamically balanced crankshaft Carrillo Rods, 96.5mm forged Pistons Custom ported head and valve train with a proprietary cam developed for me by WEB Cam. The engine produces 105 wheel HP and 72 foot pounds of torque and now has a 10,000 rpm rev limit.

Triumph Street Tracker

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This is bike is for sale. Go here for details:  2017 Street Tracker 995.

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