Maccomotors 09 Triumph T100 – The Lizard King
Back in September Bonnefication featured Jose and Tito of Maccomotors ‘Dusty Pearl’ a bike which has proven incredibly popular with Triumph Twin fans, with Maccomotors receiving orders for duplicate machines. Not wanting to keep bashing out facsimiles of their excellent Dusty Pearl, Jose and Tito like to convince the client that each Bike needs to be slightly different. With that in mind, what’s been done this Dusty Gem or as Jose and Tito call it ‘The Lizard King’, a bike which which began life as a stock 09 Triumph T100. Starting at the front we have Biltwell tracker handlebars and Biltwell Chocolate Thruster grips. The Speedo is the ever-popular Yamaha XS650 Style mini speedo, which has been proven easy to retrofit to pre CanBus (2011) Triumph Twins. The front light is a Bates style unit with mesh grill taken from a Triumph TR6 car of all things. If you have ever fitted an aftermarket front headlight to a Triumph Classic you will know there is a lot of wiring which will need a new home, so have fun there. The suspension has been upgraded both front and rear, with Hagon progressive springs and Nitro socks respectively. As you would expect the frame has been chopped, which I feel makes the Triumph classic look a lot more balanced. Maccomotors have then added on a rear loop with a nice upward curve, this has then been topped off with a custom Maccomotors brown leatherette seat. To keep the spray at bay from those Metzeler Tourance tires (140 rear/ 110 front) a custom Maccomotors fiberglass mudguard has been fitted at the front with a chopped Thruxton mudguard to the rear, which is then finished off with a subtle rear light and brake light. The dreadful OEM turn Signals have been also replaced with smaller items and then relocated.
Yes those Predators exhaust has been wrapped on this build, but some people like the look, and who are we to say otherwise. Other features include the modified side covers, which hide a pair of K&N air filter, LSL ignition relocation bracket, Alloy footrests, short racing style clutch/brake levers and a very sexy Black and metal paint scheme finishes the bike off a treat.