Officine GP Design Triumph Bonneville Has Real Wood Accents, Looks Spectacular

Triumph Bonneville is probably THE classic modern bike, as it packs solid retro design cues while integrating modern bike-making technologies for a riding experience which provides mixed results. Still, the Bonnies are also one of the modders’ favorites, and it’s been more than once when we encountered stunning custom motorcycle built on Bonneville donors. The bike below is the perfect example for this, even though its creators hail from Italy and English machinery with Italian styling is a rather rare thing.
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This Bonnie was created by Officine GP Design, but it looks like the donor bike was either an America or Speedmaster model. Anyway, you will not be able to get your hands on a modding kit for yours. Unlike the stunning iPad-powered MV Agusta Concept One we showed you days ago, this build is a one-off creation and you can only hope to meet is rolling down the street one day, or simply become inspired and try to build such a beast yourself.

Nature meets machine

Only few bikes are what we might call “organic”, most likely because it is rather hard to blend organic materials and the cold metal into a whole which looks and feel natural. Officine GP Design managed to bring the two-worlds together in a custom Bonnie which oozes impeccable styling, bold engineering solutions and a very strong personality.

This Triumph received massive transformations, with the usual telescopic fork replaced by a retro springer one, re-raked and with the top assembly changed way beyond imagination. The custom headlight case sports a retro visor, and was lowered. Attached to the lower bolt of the damper, it leaves the top free to exhibit the two dual-ratio springs, the chrome shrouds of the shock absorber and the single gauge. The front fender was discarded, while the bars have been also replaced with ones making us think about modern touring BMWs or Yamaha FJR1300s.

One-piece tank and seat

The Officine GP Design Bonneville got a custom tank which can accommodate more fuel. It got additional “bulges” on the sides and on the upper region as well, plus a special, eye-candy dark copper paint. However, these are only some of the things which make the Officine GP Design Bonneville so bold. The tank and the seat are made from as a single piece of aluminium, wonderfully integrated into the build.

There’s no room for a passenger on this machine, as the solo leather seat tells a very exclusive story. The basepan is also lower and somehow mimics the “inside the frame” riding position. The custom oval Rizoma air filter box was also a great addition after repositioning the air intake on the bike and it now offers a much better-integrated visual aspect.

Believe it or not, the rear fender is mad form real wood panels, polished and covered in what we believe is boat varnish for a perfect tone and durable finish. Not exactly the first choice for a place where water, mud and gravel strike, but a daring statement of exquisite custom design, by all means.

Add in premium piggyback reservoir shocks, LED tail and turn signals, wooden tank panels, top-drawer Brembo bakes and a bevy of other aftermarket details for a Bonneville build which probabaly never dreamed to look that good.
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