Kev Rushworth stared at me and photographer Mykel Nicolaou with one of those rabbit-caught-in-the-headlights kind of looks. “What am I thinking of? We’ve got one in the shop. It’s dad’s own bike he restored a few years back.”
We were focusing on the RS race bike so hard neither of us had even thought about the road bike option. So now we’ve three 1957 Triumph 500s to shoot – and all three in Meriden blue. It’s great when a plan comes together, especially when you never had a plan in the first place!
It’s been a fun issue to assemble – with that brace of lovely old British trials bikes, and John’s pristine restoration job on the BSA Thunderbolt. And I really love the juxtaposition of the original classic-styled Dresda Triumph cafe racer and the all-new Britalmoto Triton that marries a Hinckley Bonneville motor with a Donington-built Norton frame. A classic cafe for a modern era.
Happy New Year!
Gary Pinchin, editor
Live to ride; ride to live
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