Back in 2014, Union Motorcycle Classics built a gorgeous Gary Nixon tribute out of a Triumph T120R. A profile on Motorcycle Classics amusingly notes: “When Todd Van Dorn dragged a 1972 Triumph T120RV engine and several boxes of parts—including the stock Triumph oil-bearing spine tube frame and swingarm — to Union Motorcycle Classics in Nampa, Idaho, he thought he wanted a bobber. What he got was something entirely different.” Now this not-a-bobber can be yours, as Union is raffling it off to support REACTS ministries!
Union has run similar raffles in the past to support REACTS, which is a charity that operates ministries in Southeast Asia and provides education, shelter, and food for children who could not otherwise have access to those necessities. Two years ago they raffled off this custom Ducati, and last year it was this custom Bonneville.
This bike was originally built “as a tribute to Gary Nixon’s Daytona-winning Triumph 500.” Per Mike Watanabe, one of Union’s partners, it also features a fuel tank that’s an exact replica of the factory time, GFTP replica Avon fairing, Excel rims, Magura aluminum clipons, and numerous one-off parts like the triple clamps, brake lever, and exhaust. The bike “is broken in with about 3,500 miles on the rebuilt motor” and Union bought it from the original owner to use for this fundraiser.
You can snag 10 entries for $30, 25 entries for $60, 100 entries for $225…you get the idea. I just got 10 for myself, and if you want to give it a shot you can head on over to this website. The drawing date is July 10th – good luck!