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Triumph Scrambler “Crane” Is a Flawless Display of Custom Artwork

Don’t get me wrong; the Scrambler is a head-turner in stock form, but it begins to look rather dull when compared to this bad boy.
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Back in 2010, a couple of Portuguese moto experts who go by the names of Pedro Oliviera and Daniel Cabral joined forces to summon Ton Up Garage, a revered enterprise making no compromises on its quest to deliver sensational creations. We noticed you folks were particularly fond of the firm’s Bonneville-based “Soultrain,” but the custom Kawasaki W650 (a.k.a. “Gold Digger”) we featured a few weeks ago is no less impressive.

Let’s go back to the workshop’s roots and examine a fascinating project completed in 2012. At its core, this sexy two-wheeled machine is a 2007 Triumph Scrambler. The donor bike is put in motion by an air-cooled DOHC parallel-twin powerplant with a sizeable displacement of 865cc.

The four-stroke titan is good for up to 56 ponies at 7,000 rpm and 51 pound-feet (69 Nm) of torque at 4,500 rpm. A chain final drive receives the engine’s oomph from a five-speed transmission. Now, the machine you see here has been dubbed “Crane,” and we can probably all agree that Ton Up’s duo did one hell of a job at transforming the undistinguished Scrambler into a genuine superstar.

The customization process began with the removal of its standard triple clamps and fork legs. In their stead, the wizards went about installing a pair of 43 mm (1.7 inches) inverted alternatives, as well as bespoke clamps to hold everything in place. At the rear, you will find adjustable gas shocks handling suspension duties without breaking a sweat.

To ensure ample grip on and off the road, the wheels were enveloped in all-terrain Continental TKC 80 tires. The factory lighting components have been discarded to make way for a tasty selection of fresh counterparts, such as a grilled headlight unit, minute turn signals, and an aftermarket taillight. Furthermore, Porto’s specialists fiddled with the bike’s subframe module to accommodate a majestic two-seater saddle they’ve upholstered in-house.

After treating the parallel-twin mill to a handmade exhaust system, Ton Up topped things off by applying a two-tone color scheme to the bodywork, while the rims have been powder-coated for contrast. Considering what we've seen so far from Ton Up Garage, I highly doubt that we’ll ever feel disappointed about any of these fellows’ ambitious exploits.

 
 
 
 
 

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