Bonnefication has featured some incredible Scrambler styled Triumph Twins over the last nine years, all of which have proven popular with readers. As we start 2017 the Scrambler style is still one of the most popular amongst Triumph Twin enthusiasts. No surprise, its rugged go anywhere looks, stripped down appearance and Steve McQueen heritage make it a real winner.Transforming an urban T100 into a Scrambler is pretty easy, simply take one ordinary Triumph Twin, add knobbly TKC80 tires, shorty mudguards, a decent shock upgrade, MX bars and an aggressive sounding Zard exhausts system and you will have a Street Scrambler fit for the worst city road.This simple formula is just what the guys at Triumph Saint-Lô did with a Bonneville T100…. kinda!
OK, this T100 has had a little more than a basic shock upgrade. The entire rear-end is now in the skip, with the swing-arm being swopped for that from a Kawasaki Versys 650 found hanging around the workshop. The swing-arm, a YSS mono-shock and the Triumph frame were adapted before being brought together to form one serious back end.At the front the stock forks have been replaced with those again from a Versys, and made to fit using a custom triple tree. With the bottom yoke being fitted with a motocross high mudguard, something which should come in handy shielding the rider from the muck the TKC80 tires (180 rear/130 front) wrapped around a set of lightweight Kinéo wheels will chuck up.The tank is from a Yamaha Virago 535, a bike not known for its off road abilities, but then neither is the Triumph. Unlike the Bikerbrothers Bobber which had it’s pump and regulator grafted into a donor tank.Here it’s been relocated to under the seat were the air/battery box once resided, along with a set of K&N air filters now shielded by custom side covers. With there being no lights, turn signals, speedo or much else, what remained of the electrics and ignition was relocated to under the Virago tank.
The stock seat has been swopped for an uncomfortably appearing padded glass fibre seat-cowl, which when combined with the Yamaha tank, number board and bumper car inspired metal flake paintwork by AXO Design, make this Triumph Twin appear as if it would be more comfortable jumping a row of buses than getting muddy in a field.Running either side of the Tracker seat-cowl is set of 2>2 hi pipes, featuring custom made headers by Bob de Polux, paired with a set of matching Zard end-cans, making this Scrambler sound as good as it looks. Some 80 hours went into building this Scrambler, and cost some €23,000, which is a lot more expensive than just fitting a few aftermarket parts, but then… will you be jumping busses