Posts tagged bobber

Sitting at a stop light near my house while running errands today I spotted a group of bobbers rolling past heading toward Downtown Ventura. After stopping by the gas station I rolled down Main Street to see if I could spot them and take some photos… lo! There they were!

Not one, not two, but SEVEN custom bobbers all in one spot. A friend of mine told me they had just been up at See See’s in Portland and that they’re road tripping from Mexico City. Gotta love the Powerplant bike, seriously good looking. 

Mitch Sander’s 1966 Triumph Bonneville

A while back (seriously, a while ago) I met Mitch Sander up in Yakima, WA (he now lives in Seattle) through our mutual friend Dave Buchanan (redandblackattack.tumblr.com) and laid eyes on his beautiful Triumph. It’s a garage built 1966 Bonneville hard tail with a modern front end. 

We all sat down and ate burritos and talked about bikes, I picked his brain about his build because dammit… I would so love to ride that thing. It’s classy, functional, sounds awesome, and has history. Read on for my interview with Mitch.

There are so many great things about this in progress custom Harley from Kenneth ‘Bobcat’ Wright at MotoGalore in Portland, OR. I’m in love, honestly… check out the front disc brake! Swoon.
More pictures to come.

There are so many great things about this in progress custom Harley from Kenneth ‘Bobcat’ Wright at MotoGalore in Portland, OR. I’m in love, honestly… check out the front disc brake! Swoon.

More pictures to come.

Tamara Raye, so 70’s blond on a bobber motorcycle called L’Assassin… based on a 1964 Triumph Bonneville T120R, featured on MecaMotors. The photo was taken during Born Free 2, and the motorbike was owned by Jon Rispante at the time.

Tamara Raye, so 70’s blond on a bobber motorcycle called L’Assassin… based on a 1964 Triumph Bonneville T120R, featured on MecaMotors. The photo was taken during Born Free 2, and the motorbike was owned by Jon Rispante at the time.

The topmost photo was posted all over the interwebs with no source. I did some hunting and found it came from the Triumpher blog (Japan). A bunch of dapper dudes with damn good looking bikes. 

The other day I posted Angie Cooper and her Triumph T120 chopper barn find… I wanted to share this 1978 Triumph 750 Bonneville 750CC T120 that will be on display at the One Motorcycle Show this weekend here in Portland. 

Hard to pin a year and model on this bike, but the motor is a 1978 750cc T120 Bonneville, everything else is from random years or fabricated.

Get more info about the One Motorcycle Show, or go check out the Chrome Industries + MotoLady One Show hosted ride on Friday!

The other day I posted Angie Cooper and her Triumph T120 chopper barn find… I wanted to share this 1978 Triumph 750 Bonneville 750CC T120 that will be on display at the One Motorcycle Show this weekend here in Portland. 

Hard to pin a year and model on this bike, but the motor is a 1978 750cc T120 Bonneville, everything else is from random years or fabricated.

Get more info about the One Motorcycle Show, or go check out the Chrome Industries + MotoLady One Show hosted ride on Friday!

…there’s beauty in the breakdown.
Scott Jones photographed by Jose Gallina.

…there’s beauty in the breakdown.

Scott Jones photographed by Jose Gallina.

Jacqui and the bobber in a Biltwell shirt. Photo by Garret Meyers.

Jacqui and the bobber in a Biltwell shirt. Photo by Garret Meyers.

It’s one thing to see stunters doing this, or racers who can get so low in corners they could scrape shoulder- but to see a retro custom like this, rider dragging hand in a parking lot… man, that just makes me all tingly inside.
Photo of Jasin Phares by Adam Wright photography.

It’s one thing to see stunters doing this, or racers who can get so low in corners they could scrape shoulder- but to see a retro custom like this, rider dragging hand in a parking lot… man, that just makes me all tingly inside.

Photo of Jasin Phares by Adam Wright photography.

Riding through the fall leaves by Josh Kurpius.

Riding through the fall leaves by Josh Kurpius.

New world meets old world country with this motolady on her custom chop/bob.

New world meets old world country with this motolady on her custom chop/bob.

HOLD THE PHONE! This is a Ducati custom… bobber style. My favorite part is the tank sitting within the frame. I was just looking at old BMWs admiring some of the 1930s models that did the same. 
I am completely in love. Legs shaking and short of breath in love.

HOLD THE PHONE! This is a Ducati custom… bobber style. My favorite part is the tank sitting within the frame. I was just looking at old BMWs admiring some of the 1930s models that did the same. 

I am completely in love. Legs shaking and short of breath in love.

Behold the 1966 Triumph Bonneville custom hard-tail bobber owned and built by Mitch Sander. 
I got to meet this really cool cat over the weekend who found this Bonny engine and then built around it. He did it all himself, including dreaming up a GSXR front end swap. 
More photos and backstory soon to come. Photograph by yours truly.

Behold the 1966 Triumph Bonneville custom hard-tail bobber owned and built by Mitch Sander. 

I got to meet this really cool cat over the weekend who found this Bonny engine and then built around it. He did it all himself, including dreaming up a GSXR front end swap. 

More photos and backstory soon to come. Photograph by yours truly.

Sara Eileen on her Triumph bobber custom by Max Schaaf of 4Q. Photo by Michael Schmidt.

Sara Eileen on her Triumph bobber custom by Max Schaaf of 4Q. Photo by Michael Schmidt.

Bobber fever… I gots it.

Bobber fever… I gots it.