Normally we encounter custom motorcycles outfitted to outperform their former selves and then some. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case here, in which this customized 750cc Triumph T140 is purposed as an elegant piece inside a coastal California home.
With Deus Ex Machina spearheading the project, it’s no wonder this Triumph received some well-deserved pampering. For starters, the T140 engine was ported and polished to a beautiful shine and outfitted with several race-friendly upgrades including Megacycle cams, chromoly push rods, and 7mm Kibblewhite hardened valves. Additionally, the frame was handmade for the engine – as was the angular aluminum tank that was styled after ‘60s Japanese Grand Prix racers. Additional upgrades include a Motogadget control unit, LSL clip-on bars, a carbon fiber front fender, Brembo rear brake, Ohilns forks, a custom matte black coated stainless steel exhaust, and tubeless spoke wheels wrapped in Bridgestone BT45 tires. Even if this bike was never meant to be soiled by the regional highways and byways, we can’t be mad it at. What we have here an heirloom-worthy look-don’t-touch centerpiece any petrolhead would love to own.