ATLANTA, GA – April 7, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show this weekend in Austin, Texas, will be the site for unveiling two celebrities’ custom Triumph motorcycles.
California-based Kott Motorcycles created a unique Triumph Thruxton for Ryan Reynolds, and Triumph of Westchester, N.Y. completed the rebuild of Jessi Combs’ Triumph Bonneville. The annual Handbuilt Show features motorcycles on display by invitation only.
This is the first-ever Triumph build for Kott Motorcycles’ owner Dustin Kott who is known for his work on other brands. Taking design cues from Ryan, Dustin finished the 2014 Thruxton with a mid-1960’s look featuring a timeless, cinnamon red paint job and pewter striping.
“Triumph has always been a manufacturer that I’ve looked up to, and I was excited when the opportunity came around to work with them,” said Dustin Kott. “Ryan and I were able to reimagine the Thruxton with this project while still sticking to the bike’s roots.”
On the other side of the country, Triumph of Westchester rebuilt Jessi Combs’ 2012 Bonneville after her unfortunate accident with the bike last fall. Jessi donated her insurance claim reimbursement to the nonprofit Helping With Horsepower, based in Mitchell, S.D., when Castrol and Triumph offered to assist her with her Bonneville. With an engine kit from Carpenter Racing, a Power Commander and a British Customs Shorty Exhaust fitted on it, the Bonneville now has an output of 90 horsepower.
The Handbult Motorcycle Show is part of the off track festivities surrounding the Moto GP race at the Circuit of the Americas this weekend. The show is located at 1100 East 5th Street, Austin, TX 78702. Entrance to the show is free of charge to the public. To get more information, visit www.HandbuiltMotorcycleShow.com.
Triumph Motorcycles is the British motorcycle marque that produces a wide range of sport, cruiser, adventure and touring motorcycles. From the storied Bonneville to the class-leading Speed Triple and Daytona 675R, Triumph offers a blend of design, character and performance that result in truly distinctive motorcycles. First established in 1902 and now located in Hinckley, Leicestershire, England, Triumph has always set the pace for category-winning machines. The company is solely owned by Bloor Holdings Ltd., and Triumph Motorcycles America, its North American operations, are based in Atlanta. To see the full range of Triumph motorcycles, visit www.TriumphMotorcycles.com.
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