Triumph Thruxton Cafe Racer

Triumph Cafe Racers

Many of the early cafe racers built in post-war England were of Triumph Engineering manufacture, founded in Coventry in 1885 and later based in Meriden. In the 1980s, after the original company went bankrupt, Hinckley-based Triumph Motorcycles Ltd obtained the rights, becoming one of the biggest motorcycle manufacturers in the world. Both the vintage Meriden and modern Hinckley machines are popular platforms for Triumph cafe racer builds. Below, we have a range of our favorite such builds.

Triple Speed Triple Cafe Racer Toro Urbano: Triumph Speed Triple by Sculpt Moto - Triple-Piston, 1050cc Urban Bull from Latvia! The Triumph Speed Triple is one of our favorite factory bikes. The 1050cc, 140-hp, triple-cylinder machine managed to capture the aggressive spirit of the streetfighter, while the Triumph name […]
Triumph Speed Triple Custom Triumph Speed Triple by Italian Dream Motorcycle - Track Weapon:  “Tripla Competizione” Sergio Giordano, the founder of Italian Dream Motorcycle, runs a team of professional racing mechanics uniquely qualified to build high-performance custom motorcycles. “Thanks to years of experience in the world of […]
Custom Triumph Speed Triple Cafe Racer Triumph Speed Triple Custom by Ludwig - “Float like a Dragonfly, Sting like a Ferrari…” The mid-2000s Triumph Speed Triple is one of our favorite machines, a 140-hp factory streetfighter with tri-spoke mag wheels and bug-eye double headlamps reminiscent of the streetfighters […]
Triumph Street Triple Cafe Racer “Tripla 0.0” Triumph Street Triple - Italian Dream Motorcycle + The Arsenale:  a modern yet timeless interpretation of the iconic Triple… Visionary Italian industrialist Carlo Talamo was one of the most successful Harley-Davidson importers in Europe and later became the first […]
Triumph Bonneville T120 Bobber Triumph Bonneville T120 Bobber by BAAK Motocyclettes - BAAK Motorcyclettes of France is creating some of the classiest customs in the world, mainly based on the modern Triumph platform.  They 3D design and print prototype components for their custom builds, using them as […]
Triumph Street Triple Cafe Racer Triumph Street Triple Cafe Racer by Jett Design - Whenever a race car fabricator turns their attention to custom bike-building, we pay attention. Racers have a special appreciation for light weight, solid geometry, and components that won’t fail under stress. Enter Andrew Jett of […]
Triumph Bonneville Street Dragster “Crazy Bonnie” Street Dragster by FCR Original - A lot of the customs we see look great, but are rarely put to the test on the road or track. Not so with “Crazy Bonnie” — a 2006 Triumph Bonneville street dragster that recently […]
Triumph Legend TT Cafe Racer Triumph Legend TT Cafe Racer by XTR Pepo - Pepo Rosell of XTR Pepo continues turning out incredible builds at a staggering rate, each of them with its own history, influences, and homages to racers and builders of both past and present. Now Pepo […]
Triumph Bonnevile T100 Cafe Racer Triumph T100 Cafe Racer by Stuntex - It’s tough to think of a more versatile modern platform than the Triumph Bonneville.  Nick Kazakov of Podolsk, Russia, and the team at Stuntex Club decided to create a modern cafe racer out of a […]
Triumph Thruxton Cafe Racer Triumph Thruxton Cafe Racer by DMOL - Death Machines of London (DMOL) has to have the best name in the business. Founded by designer James Hilton and engineer Ray Petty, their debut build was this incredible Moto Guzzi Le Mans “airtail” cafe […]
Contemporary Triton Cafe Racer Modern Triton Cafe Racer by Britalmoto - Recently, Ivo Tschumi of Switzerland’s Britalmoto blew us away with his “Robe Tracker,” a Triumph Thruxton Tracker he built while recovering from a high-side at the track. Now Ivo is back with a modern Triton […]