Last week I posted a Triton and had a moan about how long it had been since I featured a featherbed framed bike, well lo and behold here's another one! It's funny how that happens but I'm certainly not about to complain.
“For most people, stumbling across a genuine period Triton at a reasonable price would be a bit of a once in a life time moment. I suppose if you run a classic motorcycle workshop you probably get that kind of stuff all the time (yeah right!”
This lovely Triton is the latest from Loaded Gun Customs, the Delaware-based shop run by Kevin Dunworth. The story begins with a phone call from Dunworth’s tattoo artist brother, saying that the owner of the Baltimore Tattoo Museum wanted a Triton built. The starting point was to be an engine built by Arno St Denis, a legendary name in vintage Triumph circles.
The lure of the salt at Bonneville Speedweek is strong, and two years ago, the bug bit Vincent Prat of the French Southsiders MC collective. This year, he’s returning with his own motorcycle to ride, the extraordinary Triton you see here.