8 comments on “Amazing Triumph by Loaded Gun Customs

  1. There is an article about this bike in the latest issue of BikeCraft magazine. It is a groundbreaking build. No welds at all. The bike only weighs about 300 pounds, but to be fair it is missing things like mufflers, instruments, rear fender, chain-guard, and a battery. A version using carbon fiber plates instead of aluminum plates is contemplated.

  2. Yeah, agreed, many things are missing. It looks unfinished .. but more importantly, it looks unsafe….. maybe they should read my “how to build safe and reliable café racers ” articles 😉

  3. The triumph unit construction engine was never meant to be a stressed or even partially stressed part and was always cradled . Looks very nice but lets go put some hard twisty miles on it.

  4. It looks good.

    It also looks like you’d have to worry about the engine cracking, and hearing damage.

    I’d also be worried about those seat supports buckling if I ever had a passenger or hit a pothole unexpectedly.

    My first thought was, whelp- i guess it’s not for riding, there’s no kick stand. You can’t go and cruise the canyons and stop for lunch unless they happen to have a track stand at the restaurant. Ditto, stopping for gas, or riding to work or any of the things you do in life. So this looks pretty in the garage, or at the track, but you never get to ride it.

    I do like how the main portion of the frame was done, and how the radiator is mounted. Is that enough radiator for it to work without problems?

    • Triumph twins from the ’60’s and ’70’s were air cooled. Triumphs from the period had dry sump engines and external oil tanks either under the seat, or later in the frame. They didn’t come with oil coolers.

      That “radiator” that you see on the Loaded Gun Triumph is an oil cooler. It looks like the oil cooler is doubling as an oil tank, since I don’t see one otherwise and it is a quite large oil cooler for this engine.

  5. that engine doesn’t have to be stressed. the Triumph engine just hangs from bolts anyway and that’s a pretty stout plate. ummm…plus only I don’t think my Bonneville frame was that rigid. i wonder what it would’ve been like without an engine screwed in there tight.

    also let’s not forget the rule of “I had to get it out of my brain”. art can be art.

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