2009 Triumph Thruxton Cafe Racer

Triumph / Café Racer / thruxton

We recently picked up this 2009 Triumph Thruxton for a shop project and it definitely needed a makeover. The bike was crashed and the front end was toast!

Luckily the frame was straight and there was no major damage except to the front end. We had a Yamaha R6 front end already in the shop, that we were planning on using on a different project. Once we got this Thruxton back in to the shop, we realized that the R6 front end was a much better match than the other project. We went ahead and mated the R6 front end up to the Thruxton using a bearing conversion from Allballs Racing and Cognitiomoto custom triple tree. We added some fully adjustable Progressive 970 Reservoir shocks to the rear to compliment the front end conversion / suspension upgrade.

We had Canyon Motorcycles whip up a custom front hub and custom set of their TT Wheels so we can run a spoked wheel with the R6 front end and dual rotor brakes! We also had them provide us with their rear wide wheel kit which is a 5.5″ wheel with 160 tire, custom offset front sprocket, rear sprocket and custom cush drive! We’re running the AVON Distanzia super moto compound tires. We have also installed Woodcraft clipons, old school Kawasaki style headlight, Motodemic LED style headlight and custom CNC headlight brackets, Speedhut GPS speedometer, our very own fender eliminator kit with LED integrated tail light with front matching LED forkerz signals. The exhaust is Cone Engineering Mufflers custom fitted to the head pipes with exhaust wrap.

We finished up the bike with a custom seat made by Wilder Factory with his wild secret compartment under the rear cowl. We also housed our Shorai lithium battery here and still have room for a hat and gloves! We had a custom paint job done which is black with gold pearl with racing stripe and Moto Chop Shop logos ghosted in on the sides of the tank. Keep an eye out for this one on the streets of LA!