A Belgian dealer was the germ of this custom Triumph motorcycle: the Copper Boss of Lord Drake Kustoms. A vintage Street Tracker that has marked a before and after in this type of motorcycle.
We leave you with the report that ChopperOn, a magazine specialized in the custom world in Spain, made in its number 90, in April 2016.
Copper Boss by Lord Drake Kustoms
Vintage street tracker
This Bonneville, is one of the orders that one of the most important Triumph dealers in Europe (located in Belgium) have made to LDK
Text and images: Lord Drake Kustoms
A little over a year ago, the owners of the Belgian dealer visited Francisco Ali Manén to learn about his work and the facilities of Lord Drake Kustoms in Spain.
That visit, became an agreement so that Lord Drake Kustoms will begin to modify and customize motorcycles for the aforementioned Triumph dealer.
This bike must be different from everything seen with the Bonneville and the “Copper Boss” is the result.
Practically left the owner of LDK, carte blanche to do what he wanted with the bike and only gave him a note: “Street tracker with very urban airs.”
And Francisco had it very clear: Nothing of black, gray or brown typical colors! No anti-heat tape in the leaks! No long board seat, no arc at the end of the chassis and no Firestone tires!
“Elements that apparently have become characteristic in most Triumphs when they are customized, whatever their style” Francisco tells us.
Elegant the color ivory. For being the famous British brand, he decided to combine the ivory with a tone “British racing green” that resulted in a somewhat lighter green but original Triumph. And finally it was necessary to give it a striking and alive and at the same time vintage touch: the aged copper color was decisive for it.
The gas tank was completely created for this motorcycle. The entire rear section was made of metal with a slightly different style than what we are used to seeing, the seat and its upholstery was totally handy for this bike. In addition to many other modifications and small details such as the integrated rear lights inside the own bars of the bike’s chassis. And the most important; details and immaculate finishes and outstanding even in the last screw of the motorcycle.
This bike was presented in Belgium a few months ago; and it has caused a before and after in the concept of modification of these bikes.
For more information or if you are interested in customizing a motorcycle, you can contact Lord Drake Kustoms in Spain (Málaga). They offer a free collection and delivery service throughout the Peninsula and the rest of Europe
Motorcycle: Triumph Bonneville
Engine: 800 cc Carburetion
Tank: Made of steel for this motorcycle
Filters: Open box with K / N filters
Chassis: rear part and trimmed rear footrests
Back: Handmade in metal
Seat: Handmade and upholstered
Front mudguard: Original modified
Front suspension: Modified original
Rear suspension: Higher air cushions.
Turn signals: Rear incorporated in the chassis and front on the handlebar
Taillight: Built-in tail.
Wheels: Off road tires Continental
Other: Mini speedometer, oil gauge, details in old copper, gas cap, shallow headlight, avon cuffs, footrest, pinion covers