Herencia Custom Garage – Triumph Bobber

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This is the latest build from German Karp and Federico Lozada of the Argentina based HCG (Herencia Custom Garage) For this project the guys wanted to build a bike with the ‘essence and spirit’ of a 50’s bobber, but with the all important modern reliability. Starting with a Triumph Thruxton as the donor bike, German and Federico cut the frame in half and fabricated a new rigid back-end, ensuring that the length & geometry of the original bike remained the same._MG_8235

An old Triumph gas tank was fettled to fit the modern Hinckley frame, something that gives this Bobber a more 50’s look than the stock item. The solo seat was fitted with adjustable air bags and compressor that should soften the ride, which goes a long way to make this bobber more kidney friendly.

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To keep the handlebars clutter free, HCG fitted an internal throttle with welded-on brake and clutch levers. The front cables brake lever operates a discreetly hidden reservoir which in-turn operates the front hydraulic brake. The start and turn switch has also received the minimalist treatment giving the bars the desired effect._MG_8211

The Thruxton wiring loom is stock, but has been hidden away in the fake oil box which is located under the seat. Below that is the battery box containing a lithium battery. The battery box also doubles up as the mount for the stock rectifier and On/Off ignition switch. Front and rear lights are generic Japanese items with the rear being mounted on the chaincover.

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