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Barbour x Triumph Speed Twin Concept | By Roy Norton & Tom Kasher

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Designers Roy Norton and Tom Kasher were dreaming up a Triumph Motorcyle concept that blended a retro theme with modern elements while they were still in university. Once the two landed positions at motorcycle design studio Xenophya following graduation, they reached out to Triumph Product Manager Simon Warburton, who liked the pitch he heard. He subsequently drafted a brief requesting "a bike based around our 865cc air-cooled parallel twin, styled to appeal to younger riders." The guys took inspiration from cafe racers, bobbers and past Triumph bike models and crafted a Speed Twin Concept with the base of a Triumph Bonneville, restyled and now featuring girder forks for a retro feel. Barbour cloth was used on the seat fabric and grips for an added dose of style, while the filler cap and instruments were also redesigned. The resulting motorcycle seen here was created using a combination of model board, foam and automotive styling clay. It has since been successfully remade into a full-scale model with Firestone tires, inverted levers and Thruxton brakes, ensuring that future designs by Roy and Tom are more than likely to reach the production stage. Click through for more looks. via: Bike EXIF