We love the classic cafe racer style, they are bikes reduced to the basics for maximum funand purposeful styling. Those 50’s/60’s Nortons, BSAs and Triumphs embody the spirit of biking. However owning one is more of a curiosity; compared to a modern bike they don’t quite do it for us in terms of performance, handling and braking. Then there’s the maintenance to keep them in peak condition. For us; bikes are for riding not fiddling.So for our cafe racer it made sense to utilise Triumphs modern vertical twins from Hinckley. The engines are bullet proof whilst maintaining the classic look. Sadly Triumph had to severely compromise their modern vertical twin bikes, type approval emission laws and some dodgy styling leaves them a little castrated.Our Type 1s are ground up rebuilds of current Triumph production bikes, with every part rebuilt or replaced with re-designed items. We dispense with the power strangling airbox and emission systems, replace the wheezing exhausts, Ikon shocks, Intiminator™ fork valves with Amsoil, 6 pot brake calliper, aluminium upsized rims, sport rubber, custom tank, seat and bodywork, Tarozzi adjustable clip-ons with all new controls.The rebirth transforms the bike. It handles like its on rails, gone is the pogo of the standard bikes, it tracks excellently and the engine power is up 20% – the torque pull is phenomenal – oh and you can stand it on its front wheel with these brakes.