Custom shops are usually the ones who do sick bike modifications and revamps. So we were surprised to know this decked-out 2017 Triumph Scrambler was dreamed up by a graphic designer.

Not just any graphic designer, too. Ben Giese is the creative director of META Magazine, which is all about motorcycles. It shows. His custom Triumph Scrambler put others to shame.

No surprise there. After all, it’s clear he knows a thing or two about motorcycle design since he’s firmly environed with all talk of it probably on a daily basis. Still, though, his custom motorcycle deserves all the praise it can get.

Giese customized the whole bike to specifically make it good-looking. Still, the designer didn’t want it to be just about aesthetics. So, he made sure it performs well, too, both on and off the road.

The result is a bike with some pretty measured yet smart adjustments that end up making a pretty huge difference. We’re talking Race Tech G3-S rear shocks, upgraded front forks, and larger wheels with Shinko SR244 dual sport tires.

Giese also added a new “Shotgun” exhaust and removed a number of bits and parts to trim the excess fat. The result is an incredibly sleek-looking and minimalist motorbike that will accompany you in off-road adventures. And, more importantly, make you look good while you’re at it.

Even still, Giese says he’s not a professional bike builder. But suppose he shifts gears and decided to go through a career change down the road, he’ll be an excellent one.

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Photos courtesy of Ben Giese