P3310007There is a real shortage of custom Café Racers here on Bonnefication.com, as well as the Facebook page. I don’t intentionally ignore the earliest form of modified Triumph Twin. Its just that we don’t see that many. As I said in the Bluebird article, these days Its all about tough off-road custom Scramblers and Trackers, rather than a retro idea of a ‘need for speed’  Perhaps, if you really ‘need speed’ you shouldn’t get a Triumph Twin, they are hardly known for their performance. But if thats what it’s really about, all those guys on the ADV forum shouldn’t be taking their Scramblers off-road, go get a BMW instead guys, your bike is not made to go ‘off-road’, didn’t you get the memo? – At the moment it’s all about the idea of something, the lifestyle of times gone by, Ton-up boys or Steve McQueen, practicalities are for realists, live the dream. And what we need is a dream bikeP3310028Officine Rossopuro are based in the Italian costal town of Pescara, the Italian version of Brighton I imagine, so perhaps a fitting  birthplace for this particular Triumph Cafe Racer. A motorcycle which was  ‘was born the idea of ​​creating something different’ Filippo wanted this Bonneville to look fairly stock the causal observer, but on closer inspection, the enthusiast would see just how much different this Triumph is from any other.P3310042When modifying any Triumph Twin, the first thing to do is put the bike on a much needed diet, and a crash diet at that. Doing so will improve handling and performance of this rather heavy motorcycle. On this occasion the frame has been cleaned up with the removal of any unwanted bracketry, with the stock rear mudguard being replaced with a much lighter aluminium item. As you may know the fuel tank on the EFI models are a little fat, so the guys at Officine Rossopuro have cut the tank in half, removed 10cm and welded it all back together again. Keeping the fuel pump in place and adding an oil gauge for good measure. Im surprised there us any room for fuel! The tank was then finished off in a nice metallic black with subtle pin striping, which does a great job of accentuating the lines of the custom tank.P3310074Also helping cut the pounds is the removal of the stock air box being replaced by conical air filters. With the removal of the air box, there is now no place for the battery. With weight saving in mind a lithium battery has been used and hidden under the custom leather seat, which also hides a much simplified electrical system.P3310104Handling has been improved by using adjustable 45 mm Marzocchi forks, with custom yokes, with the Bitubo piggy back shocks used at the rear. The heavy stock wheel have been replace with Alpina’s with the front now sporting dual Gold Brembo callipers and 320mm discs, made possible by a custom billet hub. The rear wheel has not been overlooked, and been made to take 160 tyre.P3310112Tomasselli clip-ons, and the Motogadet Chronoclassic Tacho take care of the controls, which look over the small recessed headlight, giving the Bonneville a shorter appearance. No cafe racer would leave home without proper rear-sets, which are custom made and are fully adjustable. Mass Hot Rod exhausts give this Bonneville Cafê Racer its all important voice. To tidy the bike up Motogadget Bar-end turn signals have been used, along  LSL chainguard and LSL ignition relocation bracket.P3310170

Leaving the best bit till last…this bike is For Sale, just contact Officine Rossopuro…but remember, the Italians are on Holiday.P3310156

Officine Rossopuro
Via Giustino De Cecco, 5
65127 Pescara

Tel: +39 085 295146
Fax: +39 085 295146

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