TCD’s Aviation-Inspired Custom – 2013 Triumph Thruxton

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Built by Moscow’s TCD (short for Timokhin Custom Design), this one-off Thruxton was commissioned by a client who works in the aviation industry, and requested a jet-inspired theme for the Brit bike. So the Russian shop crafted up a full set of custom aluminum bodywork; a sharp, low-profile cafe tail and leather saddle feeding into a diagonally-topped tank that connects to the build’s nose piece.

Dubbed the “Fast Racer”, the build’s front fairing borrows design cues from early jet intakes, with a set of LED headlights hidden beneath the nosecone’s grill. The front indicators are cleverly set in the mirror stems, keeping the front-end uncluttered, while the taillight is comprised of a tiny, circular unit sunken into the center of the tail. Coating the aluminum bodywork is a mixed candy red and black livery with silver striping and white highlights.

The Thruxton reportedly had famously shitty suspension, so TCD went through the trouble of fabbing up a one-off swing-arm paired with a monoshock — replacing the stocker’s dual rear-suspender setup, while out in front the regular telescopic fork was replaced with an inverted Marzocchi unit with Andreani cartridges. Brembo braking hardware was tacked on to 17” rims fire and aft too. The engine also received a Power Commander, K&N filtration, and a custom set of short bobber-style single pipe exhausts. According to TCD, the bike was dyno’d at 70hp at the rear wheel and over 70ft-lbs of torque.

This example was recently featured on Return of the Cafe Racers, and it reportedly took fourth place in the metric class and 4th place in freestyle Custom at the 2016 Tunic Show.

You can find this custom Triumph Thruxton “Fast Racer” from TCD for sale here on TheBikeShed in Moscow, Russia with a price of $25,450 (or £20,000).