We’ve seen some crazy designs on motorcycles lately, but most certainly none of them will stand the test of time as good as the bike we feature here today. Dubbed the ‘Moon Machine’, this Triumph Bobber boasts a classic, fundamental shape, that’s bound to remain a favorite for many generations to come.
Completed in 2012 for Shige Suganuma- the man who revitalized Mooneyes ( an iconic Californian company providing parts&accessories for hot rods and bikes since the 1950s ), the Moon Machine was created by Lucas Joyner from The Factory Metal Works. The project started with a lightweight but powerful 1964 650cc Triumph engine, fitted on a Mooneyes hardtail subframe and matched with a proper front-end and a vertical mounted oil tank. A narrowed&ribbed Triumph fuel tank contributes to the bike’s slim look, together with the 1 inch in diameter TFMW monkey bars and the original Triumph chrome wheels in 21″ at the front and 19″ at the back.
Other features include a gorgeous vintage TFMW solo seat, matching the white handlebars and foot rests, a Barons Speed Shop rear fender, Moon/Cole Foster headlight, and pre unit front forks with rippled chrome TFMW fork covers. With its comfortable feel, the timeless Moon Machine looks like the perfect motorcycle to take on a ride across America’s long winding highways.