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.
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.
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.
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.