Benjamin Blanchard’s Triumph Speed Triple.

I just spent an hour or so at the “Art of the Chopper” show at Union Station here in Kansas City. The show is spectacular, and I’ll be uploading a bunch of images later. Since I am in the motorcycle mood this afternoon, I thought I would post something about another bike that has me all lusty feeling. A specific Triumph Speed Triple.

Designed by French graphic designer, Benjamin Blanchard, the Speed Triple was stripped down to its bare bones and re-designed from ground up. Blanchard removed the front headlight, shortened the chassis, added LED lights in the rear, and finished it off in a matte black paint scheme. The modifications have purpose. The goal of the design change was to reduce weight and increase performance. Whatever the functional reason, the form is sleek and minimal showing off the beautiful lines of what is probably Triumph’s most recognized and iconic model.

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