fcr-original-sunrising_13Paris in April played host to some pretty spectacular custom motorcycles. Two outstanding builds, where the Bonneville Alliance, a Triumph Twin side-car combination by Lyon based BAAK Motocyclettes, and the Triumph Sunrising, by Sébastien Guillemot and Mathieu Ménard of the Poitiers based FCR Original.fcr-original-sunrising_23Both Machines are based on 2015 Triumph Bonneville’s, though taking different routes when creating the perfect custom Triumph Twin.fcr-original-sunrising_19The Sunrising by FCR Original, features a stunning and eye-catching nickel plated frame, which like many custom Hinckley Twins has been chopped, looped. relieved of its passenger peg mounts and fitted with a bobbed aluminium mudguard and LED taillight.fcr-original-sunrising_8Under a seat crafted by Pascal Proust, is a battery box fabricated and finished in raw aluminium. The new box not only contains the battery, but also the relocated electrics and ignition switch.fcr-original-sunrising_30The raw metal theme continues throughout the Bonneville, including alloy velocity stacks and polished forks, mounted to the Triumph by a set of CNC’d aluminium tripled clamps.fcr-original-sunrising_32To which is secured a bottom mounted bates style headlight with stainless steel mounting brackets – the rectifier, which normally calls this location home, being moved to under the frame.
fcr-original-sunrising_26Wide sweptback handlebars sport a plethora of Kustom-Tech accessories including; Deluxe micro switches, a raw finish clutch lever and matching brake master cylinder assembly, as well as a Kustom-Tech raw throttle body with brass detailing.

Detailing extending to a Motogadget MST vintage speedo, foot-pegs, shifter pedal and relocated turn-signals, with the brass accents contrasting against the raw steel and aluminium, creating interesting and eye catching detail.fcr-original-sunrising_10

The tank is finished in a classic two tone layout, painted in a refreshingly bright sky blue over white, separated by silver coach-lines – a blue which takes us back to the bars, fitted with matching sky blue Lucus grips.fcr-original-sunrising_20The rear shocks are now Matris units, dropping the Bonneville’s back-end onto a heavily shouldered 18 inch, model H Ceriani wheel, wrapped in classic Firestone Black Deluxe Tires. With the front-end being dropped through the yokes onto a matching 19.fcr-original-sunrising_27fcr-original-sunrising_17Freeing the Bonneville of its asthmatic breathing is a custom FCR 2>2 exhausts system, with removable baffles, which give this Twin a little Triumph TT styling.fcr-original-sunrising_31

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