German Karp and Federico Cubik of Argentina’s Herencia Custom Garage keep turning out incredible builds, again and again. Few builders are so prolific and diverse, retaining a signature style while evolving and experimenting with various styles and platforms.
Now the dynamic duo is back with a 1979 Triumph T140 scrambler, and she’s a knockout. If you don’t know, the T140 was the second-generation of the Bonneville series, a 750cc machine produced from 1973 to 1983, born from the earlier 650cc T120 series. The parallel twin, breathing through a pair of Amal carburetors, offered 49 horsepower in factory trim.
Never have we seen a T140 quite like this. Below, we get the full story from HCG on this, their 38th build.
Triumph T140 Scrambler: Builder Interview
(Answers by Federico Cubik of HCG.)
• What’s the make, model, and year of the bike?
It’s a Triumph T140 1979.
• Why was this bike built?
The client knew that we love triumphs so he just decided to bring it to us, 100% convinced that we are the ones for the job.
• What was the design concept and what influenced the build?
We wanted to build a bike that looks like a vintage triumph scrambler but with modern stuff like motogadget accessories, new suspensions, and hand built aluminium gas tank.
• What custom work was done to the bike?
- We copied an old webco fiber glass gas tank, we did it (hand made) in alloy.
- We use a ducati front suspension.
- Harley front hub, Ducati disk brake with custom CNC Ducati to Harley adapter.
- Custom CNC rear motor support brackets .
- Ohlins in the rear.
- The front brake master cilynder is hidden under the gas tank so we could use the Tomaselli Matador brake and clutch levers.
- The rear swingarm gain 2” to correct wheelbase and get a better handling,also a CB 750 rear hub and caliper was fitted at the rear for a smoother look ,its less bulky and heavy than the original of the bike.
- Stainless steel hand made exhaust.
• How would you classify this bike?
• Was there anything done during this build that you are particularly proud of?
I’m really proud of the work we have done with this bike in the aspect that although it has a lot of work in it it still looks very simple.