This One-Off Custom Triumph Rafale Is a Work of Minimalist Automotive Art

Mixing two classic Triumph bikes.

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England-based automotive customizer Storik has unveiled its latest one-off bespoke motorcycle, this time rolling out its take on the Triumph Rafale. The custom is made by combining two different Triumph motorcycles, with the engine coming from a 750 Trident and the frame from a classic T140 Bonneville. The bike is then given a sleek minimalist look, with a textured aluminium and brass chassis offset with pops of color from plum buffalo leather and sage suede upholstery, produced and designed in collaboration with a Japanese leathersmith. The custom bike also features a modified swingarm, as well as a triple-exhaust system designed as an homage to 1960s GP racing.

Sadly, this understated custom Triumph Rafale is unique for one Storik customer, with the bike unlikely to ever see a wider release. In other motorcycle news — and for something you can get your hands on — check out teNeues’ book looking at the history of the legendary American manufacturers Harley-Davidson.

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