An Argentine Triumph…
Introduced in 2006, the new Triumph Scrambler took its design cues from the legendary Triumph TR6C Trophy Special — a machine built at the request of the US distributor, who wanted a factory “Desert Sled” to meet the needs of 1960s desert riders. Among other modifications, the Trophy Special featured high pipes, folding footpegs, and Dunlop Trials Universal block-tread tires.
For the new Scrambler, Triumph started with the Bonneville platform and high-pipes, crossover exhaust headers, longer travel shock absorbers, higher seat and handlebars, 41mm Kayaba forks with rubber fork gaiters, and knobby Bridgestone tires on 19″ / 17″ spoked wheels. What’s more, the company designed a vast array of factory accessories for the Scrambler, including everything from skid plates to headlight grilles to a solo seat with luggage rack. Meanwhile, the 865cc parallel twin engine got the 270-degree crank from the cruiser models, tuned for more low end torque, and the throttle bodies were disguised as carburetors to maintain the vintage look of the machine.
Enter two of our favorite builders, Federico Lozada and German Karp of Argentina’s Herencia Custom Motors, the custom motorcycle division of lifestyle brand Herencia Custom Garage (HCG). Among their many builds, the Buenos Aires-based duo has customized several of these Scramblers, earning such a strong reputation that the owner of this 2016 Scrambler brought them the bike directly from the Triumph dealership, trusting them to perform their magic on the machine.
The lines and details of this build strike us as just right. As Fede and German like to say:
“Nuestro trabajo habla por nosotros.” / “Our work speaks for us.”
Below, we get more details on this custom Triumph Scrambler, nicknamed “Opportunity.”
Modified Triumph Scrambler: Builder Interview
• What’s the make, model, and year of the bike?
It’s a Triumph Scrambler, 2016.
• Why was this bike built?
The client didn’t like the stock bike, so he decided to buy one and bring it directly from Triumph’s store.
• What was the design concept and what influenced the build?
As we know how to put some style to this model (we’ve built many), he trusted us to decide everything.
• What custom work was done to the bike?
We changed the Triumph logo, and did a custom paint job.
We used a rear Ohlins suspension as always.
Chopped the subchassis, made a custom seat, used a vintage style tail light and motogadget turn lights.
Stainless steel handmade exhaust with Akrapovic BMW NineT muffler
PIAA front light, alloy handmade fenders, some Joker Machine CNC parts for details too.
• How would you classify this bike?
Follow the Builders / Photographer
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