These days we see a lot of beautiful custom builds with crazy power figures, but few of them are actually pleasant to handle. The Triumph Bonneville ($NA) you see here – dubbed ‘Apache’- isn’t just a pretty face, it’s also very rideable.
Coming from Spanish workshop Macco Motors, this bike was created for a 6.4-foot German dude named Martin, who wanted a Bonnie he could push to the limits. So top-notch springs were required for the build, namely Ohlins adjustable rear shocks, plus a complete front fork assembly from the same leading maker, together with a set of good-for-any-weather/road Metzeler Tourance tires. New rims with stainless spokes were also fitted for weight reduction and classic looks, while the latest Brembo brakes ensure the bike stops promptly.
Power comes from a 865cc Triumph parallel twin engine, for a smooth throttle response and power delivery, while the vented fiberglass side covers allow the engine to breathe easy. Other highlights include SuperTrapp mufflers for extra bark, a gorgeous dark chocolate leather seat (made in-house just like the fenders), Biltwell Tracker handlebars, a classic 7-inch headlight, and a Pro Speedometer. Modern tech and traditional flair are mixed craftfully to create a sweet ride, which we’d take any-day for a ride across the country, or just around the city.