BTC Motorcycles – 2011 T100 – Bonnie and Clyde

02Bike builders love to name their creations, some choose numbers to represent just how many bikes they have put together, while others more romantically give their creations a name, often a name which sums up the bikes style or attitude the builder wishes to convey. Lucio Tortora of  BTC Motorcycles is no different, naming his custom 2011 Triumph T100 after Bonnie Elizabeth Parker and Clyde Chestnut Barrow more commonly know as Bonnie and Clyde the American outlaws who rampaged through the central United States during the Great Depression.03Bonnie and Clyde is an appropriate name for this Scramblerized Triumph Bonneville T100 as its just the sort of Bonne a rider could terrorise the local back roads on – perhaps pushing those Metzeler Tourance tires to their limits and hopefully with a better outcome than its name sakes who ended up getting shot twenty five times each…. ouch!04This Bonnie and Clyde has had some tasteful and less painful modification including the frame being cut and looped with a new seat being fabricated and covered in leather with diamond stitching. The stock mudguards have been replaced with raw aluminium items from LSL and fitted with alloy mini indicators and a contrasting black Shin-Yo Texas tail light. At the front the stock headlight has been replaced with a 7″ item using LSL brackets, before finally being protected by a custom mesh guard painted black which will help to protect the light from flying bullets.21As I mentioned the bike has been fitted with Metzeler Tourance tires fitted to stock wheels which feature powder-coated rims and chrome spokes. Other upgrades to the bikes handling include dumping the stock shocks and replacing them with Bitubo 350 mm WME Shocks Absorber at the rear and Bitubo Progressive Springs at the front. The engine hasn’t escaped being modified either, being fitted with British Custom’s Predator Exhaust before getting a much needed remap.20Sitting on the bike the rider will look down on chrome LSL Flat Track bars,  stock switches and brown Biltwell Thruster grips which have been chosen to match the diamond stitching on the seat. The bloated stock gauges have gone the same way as many, being replaced by a Daytona Velona speed0 and matching Tacho. These have been fitted to this 2011 Bonne using a Motogadget M-Tri (yup…CanBus again). As the Daytona Velona gauges don’t come with idiot lights a Motogadget Motosign has been fitted to make up for the shortfall.10There is really no point in naming a bike if you are not going to put that chosen name somewhere on the finished build and what better place than the side panels, which on the Bonnie and Clyde have been hand painted in a cool old school design which fits in perfectly.


Daytona Velona Black Speedo
Daytona Velona Black Tacho
Motogadget Motosign Black Led Unit
Motogadget M-Tri Signal Adapter
Brat Custom Seat handmade by BTC
Mini Special Turn Signals
Aluminum Front Fender by LSL
Aluminum Rear Fender by LSL
Aluminum License Plate Bracket
British Predator Exhaust
Frame Curve and shortened handmade by BTC
Texas Taillight Black
Side Plates handmade by BTC
Black Powder Coating Wheels
Metzler Tourance Tyres
Bitubo Progressive Fork Springs
Bitubo 350 mm WME Shocks Absorber
LSL Flat Track Handlebar Chrome
Biltwell Thruster Brown Grips
BTC Small Black Mirror
LSL Headlight Bracket
BTC Headlight Grid
LSL Ignition Relocation Kit
Triumph Gas Cap with Key

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