Building Triumph Thruxton RS TAG was one of the greatest adventures and pleasures.
The client (also a friend of our workshop)
is, in my opinion the most experienced businessman in Polish motorcycle industrie.
Mikołaj give us a lot of trust and brand new Thruxton RS
from his Triumph dealership shop.
His reference was:
“I want it mean green and eyes catchy!
And I want those amazing tubeless spoke wheels on top”.
The most important thing was that the sound of this motorcycle should be as distinctive as the driving characteristics.
I’m not a fan of loud exhausts but the engine clang must have “that thing”. Our mufflers look like trimmed double tubes – nothing could be further from the truth. In order to achieve this effect, it is necessary to change the geometry of the exhaust pipes so that the gases do not heat the swing-arm.
It’s easy to say “we’ll repaint the injectors, manifolds, suspension, swing-arm and all the other silver parts.” However, modern motorcycles are so densely packed with electronics, ABS, etc., that access to certain elements often resembles putting together a Rubik’s cube.
The aftermarket LED headlight has no space for electric cubes, etc. so we had to modify the beam and wiring to hide them under the tank. The lamp is mounted on the handle of our construction and specially turned “pipes” for this project so that the lags do not show rings. Sports clip-ons required milling the top triple-clamp to make everything elegantly fit.
Dismantling the front shock absorbers to black anodize also takes a few nice man hours.
LED indicators and mirrors made of polished steel in the ends of the steering wheel are other flavors on the steering wheel. Hand-woven leather with threads in the color of the upholstery have become our hallmark. And cleanse with the green thread!
The back of the bike gave us the most trouble. The client liked our idea with a spoiler, but it is a long and bumpy road from visualization to implementation. It turned out that in this model the designers placed the computer controlling the machine at the very end of the frame – right under the passenger seat. The combination of aesthetics, functionality and safety took us a while, but the final effect is uncompromising. Reconstruction of the tail of the frame, reduction of the passenger footrest frame forced us to remove the whole frame, sand blast it and powder coat it.
We also took care of replacing the plastic tank of the brake fluid with the aesthetic aluminum one from Rizoma.
A great accent (of our domestic -Polish production) are the quality levers by Womettech, which we could also personalize.
I am particularly proud of the designer license plate holder (with mini LED backlight) of our own design – available soon in our online store.
TAG is an autograph of street artists.
One of a kind hand craft!