Eddie Mulder is nothing short of motorcycling royalty. His father worked for Bud Ekins–the man who jumped Steve McQueen’s Triumph over that fence at the end of The Great Escape–and for years, Eddie contended for the AMA Grand National Championship as a Triumph rider. After that, he became a well-known stunt rider in Hollywood. He’s also a living legend when it comes to the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, where he’s won 8 times!
British Customs: Legend Series
Recently, the famed Triumph specialists of California’s British Customs set out to create a personal bike for Eddie based on his Pikes Peak racer. This is part of the company’s Legend Series, where they work with legends of motorcycle racing to create personalized builds, then offer the performance and aesthetic upgrades as packages to the public. Besides this bike, they’ve done an incredible Thruxton inspired by Speedway hero Slidin’ Sonny Nutter, and there’s also a “Tracker Classic,” built with input from the king of street trackers himself, Richard Pollock of Mule Motorcycles.
Eddie’s Triumph Bonneville Tracker
The base bike is a 2007 Triumph Bonneville. British Customs fitted a carbon fiber tank and tail section, their DIY tracker wheel kits front and rear, scrambler outriggers, and tracker triple trees.
Performance-wise, they added billet intake manifolds, low profile air box kit, and that high-mount tracker exhaust. The bike is sitting on Hagon Nitro R piggyback shocks, and the front is firmed up with a British Customs fork brace and Norman Hyde steering damper. The result is a stunning tribute to one of the living legends of the industry, and quite the inspiration for anyone with a Triumph Bonneville.
Not Just for Show
British Customs has shown the bike isn’t just for show. Recently, they had some of the well-known scribblers, craftsmen, and photographers of the custom motorcycle world out to Big Sur to test out the Legends Series. Riders included Wesley Case (@threepence), Matthew Neundorf (@mattneundorf), and photographer Enrique Parrilla (@eparrillaphotos), and the shots–which can be seen at each of their accounts–show that these builds “go” as well as they “show.”
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