The Ultimate Triumph Roadster by Jakusa Design

A carbon Triumph Speed Triple roadster 5 photos
Photo: Jakusa Design
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It's been more than once when we smiled broadly seeing creations sketched by the Hungarian designer Tamas Jakus, and this Triumph-based contraption is the latest we must add to the "amazing list." Built on the Triumph Speed Triple, this machine looks great and could actually become real if anyone took matters in their hands.
One of the nicest things about this Triumph project is that it doesn't appear to involve using the blowtorch and saw. Not unlike the Yamaha Yard Built machines, this roadster could be effortlessly built using a Speed Triple and the bolt-on parts corresponding to the model year's particularities.

We enjoyed the sheer simplicity of the project and the strong "less is more" message. In fact, there are only a few things that are changed from the base version of the Speed Triple, and this makes the entire thing even cooler, showing that elegant custom motorcycles don't necessarily have to be hyper-complex machines.

Any carbon fiber fabricators reading this?

As we already said, building such a neo-retro roadster is entirely feasible and only needs the expertise of a fabricator who knows his or her way around carbon fiber.

It appears that only seven carbon parts are needed to transform the Speed Triple radically. The list comprises a front fender, two number plates, two side plates, a tank cover and a classic headlight casing.

If you want to make things even cooler, a full-carbon tank could be fabricated from scratch, also reducing the weight and retaining the fully reversible character of the bike. For a company or workshop that deals with carbon fiber, designing and manufacturing these parts should not be too hard. Likewise, installing a new, racy exhaust is a matter of tinkering with the bike for half an hour or so.

It's possible that the stock rear subframe could be removed, and replaced with a different, shorter one that integrates the taillight and turn signals, but then again, this is not something THAT wild. Add some clip-ons and you're good to scorch the street in massive style.

Do you think such a Triumph carbon roadster should be made?
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