This one-off Triumph Scrambler special started life as a low-mileage Bonneville Thruxton with stock motor. In 2014, award-winning builder Richard Pollock began the Mule Motorcycles conversion by replacing the stock oil radiator with a cleaner Streetmaster system that utilizes the frame's detachable front downtubes as oil-cooling reservoirs. Low-profile JVB seat & fenders impart an aggressive, pared-down look. Up front, A&A triple-clamps hold massive 52mm fork tubes taken from a second-generation Yamaha V-Max, their internals reworked by Racetech. A single Beringer caliper bolted to the left fork slider handles front braking chores, putting the bite on a Yamaha R6 rotor with custom Mule carrier. Adjustable Racetech shocks capably handle rear suspension action.
Lightweight Mule hubs are fitted front & rear, spoked to black-anodized Sun alloy rims. Total mileage is 3150 mi., the current owner having added just 750 mi. to that total. Engine internals remain stock, though the carbs have been rejetted to work with the K&N air filters & free-flowing Mule stainless-steel high-rise exhaust pipes. The gas tank was treated to a modern, matte-finish take on the traditional Triumph scallop scheme, sprayed by San Diego's SBK Paint. Gas cap is alloy from Joker Machine.
The Triumph has a clear California title and is located in Orange County.
Richard Pollock's bio: A longtime aerospace professional, building motorcycles for himself -- whether racebikes or street specials -- was something Pollock did in his spare time, but people began to pay attention and soon were imploring him to construct bikes for them, too. Playing off his love of flat-tracking, Pollock founded Mule Motorcycles, specializing in street-trackers, but also building scramblers & cafe-racers. Awards, magazine ink, website mentions and many more commissions followed. One highlight was being asked by Triumph Motorcycles to build a street-tracker using the new Bonneville motor as powerplant. After its time on the show circuit, that machine now resides in the prestigious Barber Motorsports Museum. Today, some 150 motorcycles later, Pollock is recognized as one of the world's most prolific customs builders.