Bunker Bonneville Cafe Racer 12 November 15


Bunker Custom Motorcycles wanted to squeeze as much performance as they could into the Triumph Bonneville T100 2014. The form and posture of the bike naturally followed with a much leaner stance, and finished it all off with a custom bluish navy gray paintjob.

A free flow Predator exhaust from British Customs was installed along with K&N open air filters. After the installation of the Power Commander, they tuned it on a dyno to get the optimized performance, reported 68hp before and 81hp after. As a finishing detail, openings were cut on the side covers to hint at the open-air filters underneath.

They swapped the discs from stock to Braking Brand Free-Float Rotor and the stock rear shocks were changed to Hagon Nitro shocks. The front springs were changed to Progressive springs and the front forks were lowered 2cm, to get a more aggressive stance, the back was raised 2cm.

Bunker changed the top triple tree with their new CNC milled design. The point was to get rid of the tacho without losing the high beam, neutral, turn, and oil light as well as to fit the speedo bracket from British customs as clean as possible.

The stock handlebars were exchanged to LSL clip-ons for a leaner riding posture and fitted Norman Hyde steering damper to have more control over the higher horse power and riding posture. The headlight brackets were replaced with British Customs ones and were lowered in an effort to keep the lines clean. For a wider contact patch at the rear tire the rear rim was changed to 5.5 x 17 inch non-dimpled aluminum rim, which is 180/55/17.

A new seat was tailored with gel and high quality foam to personalize and fit a solo riders posture. For the rear end, they beat an aluminum fairing to fit the new design. The new tail is much shorter than the stock version and the end chassis tubes were cut and reshaped along the lines of the new fairing. The method of removing the seat hasn’t changed, its just tidier now. Finally, they CNC milled a new custom LED stop lamp underneath this fairing right between seat removal bolts.

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Alan Goodsell , 12 November 15