2019 TRIUMPH CUSTOM COMPETITION

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Triumph Motorcycles have launched a UK dealer-wide inaugural Bobber custom competition.


The competition is designed to build on the success of the Bonneville Bobber and the vast array of personalisation options available.

Dealers will have until mid-April to customise their bike using both Triumph and non-Triumph items to demonstrate their customising skills.

The competition will reach a conclusion with a display of shortlisted bikes at the 2019 Bike Shed Show in May at Tobacco Docks in London.
 

 

We want to do Glasgow proud. We want to win.

 

 

OUR PREVIOUS BOBBER CUSTOM PROJECTS

GUN BAND GLASGOW

 

THE BAND'S BIKE

We have a strong connection with Glasgow based band GUN.
In 2017 GUN used our very first Custom Bobber for promotional use of their Favourite Pleasures album. This was the very first time a Triumph Bobber was used in alternative market advertising.

CUSTOM TRIUMPHBOBBER SKULL PAINTED TANK SKULL TATTOO IDEAS
TRIUMPH CUSTOM CLOCK FLUID RESEVOIR
TRIUMPH BAR END MIRRORS
CUSTOM TRIUMPH SEAT QUILTED

 

THE SUPERCHARGED BOBBER

TRIUMPH GLASGOW SUPERCHARGED CUSTOM BOBBER

 

"THE WORLD MADDEST SUPERCHARGED BOBBER"

Our Supercharged Bobber caught the interest of MCN, Motorcycle News, Chief Road Tester: Michael Neeves. Neeves quoted the bike as “The Worlds Maddest Bobber.” We’ve also won MCN Dealer of The Year for Scotland and the North.

Supercharger
Supercharger motorcycle pressure guage
Vance and Hines Black Ceramic Exhaust
Black ohlins showa suspension

 

THE IMPACT THE SUPERCHARGED BOBBER HAD ON THE WORLD

DGR GLASGOW BOBBER

 

NATION WIDE ATTENTION


Look closely and you’ll see that we have given this Bobber Black a little bit of a boost. A bolt on supercharger gives the former 76bhp retro “The horse power of a new 2018 Speed Triple and the torque of an 1199 Ducati Panigale.” This machine now produces 120 of Rear Wheel BHP and 98 ft-lb of Peak Torque.

 

  • Reviewed by MCN Chief Road Tester Michael Neeves 

  • Showcased by Triumph Motorcycles at Motorcycle Live, NEC 

  • Featured in Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Promotional Video 

  • Used in Brawbeard & fashion photoshoots 

BRAW BEARD OIL

 

AIM / GOALS

We wanted to showcase what’s achievable with the Bobber Black.



This bike truly is the perfect starting point for a custom project. The custom properties available with Triumph’s catalogue of detailed accessories can completely personalise any bike.

We just took it one step further with engine modifications like no-one has done before.


We sent this bike to specialist race tuner TTS Performance at Silverstone, who are famous for already supercharging Carl Fogarty’s Supercharged Thruxton R

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ACCESSORIES


• Completely Customised Airbox


• Custom Fuel Map and Electronic Set-Up


• Custom Built Intercoolers


• Custom Built Supercharger


• Unique Custom Headers


• Uses end cans from a Thruxton R


• White Wall Tyres


• 8 Ball Custom Paintworked Tank


• Full black treatment from Triumph’s catalogue of official accessories

• White-wall tyres


• Fully adjustable Fox rear shock
 

 

 

THE NEW 2019 CHALLENGE

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Triumph bobber build off

 

DEADLINE: 12TH APRIL

BUDGET: £5,000

MAX RRP: £16,000


AIM: TO WIN THROUGH PUBLIC VOTE AT THE LONDON BIKE SHED SHOW ON FRI 24TH MAY


BRIEF:
• Build on the success of the Bonneville Bobber


• Promote and the vast array of personalisation options available

• Use both Triumph and non-Triumph accessories


• Demonstrate the creativity and customising skills of our team


• Promote the build across communications channels
 

"WE NEED A PHENOMONAL STORY"

 

 

OUR INSPIRATION: 1: RESEARCH

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We revisited the Triumph Factory.

Identified the creative skills of our 
first-class team and where these 
skills could be applied.

Reviewed the brief with acute 
attention to detail.

Reviewed our previous custom 
projects and analysed results.

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We went back in time to 1901 / 1902

Took note of both Triumph and non-Triumph accessories used

Took note of the creativity on show

Compared customisation with the

available skills within our team

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We were inspired by the Triumph No.1 and it's following featues:

Build started in 1901
, “Clipped on” design
, Custom built brackets, Original engineering
, A single seat set-up
, Short cut stainless exhaust
. We decided to use the above as a base for our custom Bobber ideas.

 

OUR INSPIRATION: 2: DEVELOPMENT

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WE REVISITED PREVIOUS DESIGN CHALLENGES

In 2014 a challenge emerged within Triumph Motorcycles where their community of designers and engineers undertook a challenge to create a vision of the ultimate Triumph custom build. Two teams were formed, and two fully-functioning prototypes were meticulously designed, engineered, and hand-built.

The result was two of the most beautiful Triumphs ever created; a Bobber and a Scrambler, known as TFC1 and TFC2. Both displaying stunning custom engineering innovation, exquisite curves, and an aesthetic that showcased the incredible potential of in-house custom Triumph builds.
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LOOKED AT WHAT OTHERS HAVE DONE

Essenza – Turbo Bobber.

Essenza calls the motorcycle manufacturers and importers into the arena. Essenza is looking for a direct comparison of the motorcycle manufacturer and the talented independent teams – a couple of motorsports enthusiasts and custom motorcycle builders who join this professional league.

All participants design their vehicles in cooperation with popular bike builders to create individual puristic pieces. The bikes enter a design competition: judged by a professional jury and by the public. Eventually, there will be two winners at Essenza: the fastest motorcycle and the best designed bike.
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FOUND HOME CONNECTIONS

This is the top secret part. We found a local connection, built into the foundations of our business and noticed the unbelievable similarities between the prospective partnership and that our our own.

We decided that this must be our theme. Our re-packaging, redesign and customisation of this Bobber will be iconic, celebratory and in line with the brief, as well as Triumph’s and the partners own values.

The incredible design opportunities that this theme then gave us were endless. We had to tone it down.

 

OUR INSPIRATION: 3: OUTCOME

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  1. We built our ideas from the success of the Bonneville Bobber & our previous custom projects, inspiration and research.
  2. We collaborated as a team to ignite creativity and involve the customising skills of our team.
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  1. We integrated design ideas using both Triumph and non-Triumph accessories
  2. We made sure to include a vast array of personalisation options available, not only for the Bobber, but from the overall category of the modern classic range, using Street Twin and Speedmaster parts
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  1. Promoted the build across communications channels 

  2. Involved our customers 

  3. Saw an opportunity to get feedback, design ideas, public preferences and begin the interest 


 

OUR BOBBER BUILD OFF...

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Triumph bobber build off

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