Triumph

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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The 20th Annual Vintage Motorcycle Show.

Today my friend Kanon and I went to vintage motorcycle show at the downtown airport here in Kansas City. There is so much you could say about the bike that were there, but there really isn’t enough room on the page, and frankly the bikes speak for themselves. So, I have decided to post a slide show of some of my faves. Everything from a vintage Indian with sidecar, to modern sport bikes.

Hope you enjoy.

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