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With a population of over 1.3 billion, there are bound to be some interesting custom motorcycles being built in China. Unfortunately, we don’t get to see most of them. This Honda CB125 custom has come to light by accident, via the motorcycle historian Paul d’Orléans. And it’s an absolute cracker. It was built by photographer Valen Zhou of Chengdu and he’s called it ‘Monstub’—a mix of monster and cub—“because it looks weird and has a small engine.”
Think of a Triton, and you probably imagine a sleek, silver-and-black special from the 1960s. But there are some people who believe that the concept of a Triton is still valid in the 21st century—like the Swiss custom motorcycle builder Britalmoto. As befits the name, we have a powerful Triumph engine in a sweet-handling Norton frame. But this Triton is no vintage fantasy. It’s a marriage of the best components provided by the modern-day manufacturers.
This lovely Triton is the latest from Loaded Gun Customs, the Delaware-based shop run by Kevin Dunworth. It's packing an engine built by Arno St Denis, a legendary name in vintage Triumph circles. (I'm loving all the retro custom bikes recently! - cb)