GranmotoIt was just over a year ago we featured a bike from the Moscow based Triumph dealer Granmoto – a dealer which loves to produces custom special for clients and of course themselves. On that occasion it was their brightly coloured 2013 Scrambler Special we wrote about, a Twin which which featured a pretty cool mono shock setup.  This year Granmoto have customised a 2015 Triumph America, a Triumph Twin not often seen on these pages. GranmotoIf any Triumph Twin needed to go on a diet the America would be first on my list. But once it has shed the pounds it can actually be one sexy mother – something which Philipp Khalimov the man behind Granmoto has proven. Philipps idea was to build a bike which would be blend of Triumph Cruiser, Classic and Sports bike.GranmotoPersonally I’m not as familiar with the America as I am with the Bonneville based machines, but Philipp tells me like the Classic Twins, the frame on this America was shortened, the airbox ditched and replaced with a custom battery box and of course K&N filters which have been paired with a Mass Truck exhaust. DSCF9434The large cruiser petrol tank which is a key feature on the America has been ditched for the more discreet item from the Bonneville. The tank has been painted satin black and finished off with a Monza style petrol cap and quilted leather knee pads which match the opulent custom single seat. 

That opulent seat also houses the a new tail light as both front and rear mudguards have been replaced with short satin black items which give the oversized Avon Venom-X tires some breathing room. The stock turn signals have been ditched in favour of the black Shin-Yo Arizona indicators which were relocated to the rear shocks and below the Triumph Rocket III double headlights. Keeping with the dark theme, anything which was chrome has been blacked out.

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To keep the bike narrow and to give the America a sporty feel, Philipp used handlebars from a Thruxton which have ben fitted with the stock control and levers and now look over a single Triumph speedo. Finally the foot pegs and controls have been moved  back to provide this America a riding position similar to a Bonneville.

Finished result…less Cruiser more Bruiser!!!

Yes yes yes…. very dark pictures, but they do make the bike look cool. So for the inevitable moaners I brightened up a coupleDSCF9373 DSCF9434