Triumph Bonneville bikes are usually tweaked in some way or the other to make them better than they already are. With so many aftermarket parts for Hinkley twins that are readily available in the market, customization has never been this easy. But when it comes to being the kings of customization, Kiddo Motors can easily out do the rest.
Kiddo Motors, based in Barcelona, have a minimalistic approach, which beautifully blends classic aesthetics with modern tech.
The 2004 Triumph Bonneville T100 is named Steve’s Bonnie after its owner. Steve was keen in a novel approach that could restore the bike as it was in a very poor condition due to weather and sea salt. Kiddo Motors decided to improve the bike’s weight and character so that it can become a powerful bike with better brakes and suspension. The bike has tubeless wheels while the exhaust headers are custom made.
The bike has an ISR braking system up front that makes it very stable and dependable. It also has a 6-piston caliper, matching clutch and brake controls, along with an oversized floating disc.
The handle of the bike has been improved; the front forks have been upgraded with Andreani cartridge emulators while the back has been matched to a new set of Öhlins shocks. Kiddo Motors have also re-wired the entire bike so that it works fantastically. The stock tank has not been changed, but there’s a new leather seat with a built-in wallet pocket that is very useful for bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts.
The tiny LED taillight makes night riding a pleasure and the neutral tones along with a contrast color for the bike make it rather interesting.
When it comes to personalizing and customizing your bikes, it's best to read up on what others have done. This way you get to learn a lot of things and avoid unnecessary mistakes. In time, you will become an expert and can guide others too.
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